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Delhi: Toll crosses 100-mark again, 3,726 new cases take tally to 5.70 lakh

Delhi recorded as many as 3,726 fresh coronavirus cases on Monday. A total of 108 people lost their lives due to coronavirus.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 01, 2020 9:06 IST
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Delhi records 3,726 coronavirus cases; death toll reaches 9,174

Delhi recorded 3,726 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest in 15 days, while the daily death toll crossed the 100-mark again and stood at 108.

While a total of 50,670 tests for the detection of coronavirus cases were conducted the previous day, the number of RT-PCR tests surpassed that of rapid antigen ones, according to a bulletin by the Delhi health department on Monday.

As many as 26645 RT-PCR tests and 24025 rapid antigen tests were conducted on Sunday. A record 69,051 tests, including 33,147 RT-PCR ones, the highest till date, were conducted on Friday.

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However, the number of deaths crossed the 100-mark again and stood at 108. Delhi had reported 68 deaths on Sunday, the lowest since November 6 when the city recorded 64 fatalities. As many as 131 COVID-related deaths were recorded on November 18, the highest till date.

The positivity rate was 7.35 per cent on Monday. It was 7.64 per cent on Sunday, 7.24 per cent on Saturday, the lowest since October 23; 8.51 per cent on Friday, 8.65 per cent on Thursday and 8.49 per cent on Wednesday.

The city had recorded its highest single-day spike of 8,593 cases on November 11.

According to the bulletin, the total number of coronavirus cases climbed to 5,70,374 on Monday, of which 5,28,315 have recovered. The tally of active cases in Delhi was 32,885 on Monday down from 35,091 on Sunday.

The number of COVID-19 containment zones in Delhi rose to 5,552 on Monday from 5,441 on Sunday.

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