The national capital on Tuesday shattered all previous records after it reported as many as 7,830 new coronavirus cases, and an all-time high positivity rate of 13.26 per cent. As many as 83 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours in Delhi. Earlier on Saturday, Delhi witnessed a slight drop in the number of coronavirus cases - 6,953; while on Friday, the city had recorded 7,178 new cases.
Delhi has been recording more than 6,000 Covid-19 cases for the last eight days. Meanwhile, this is the third day in the last five days when the daily infections have crossed the 7,000-mark.
According to Delhi government data, as many as 6,157 people recovered and 83 died in the last 24 hours. Till now, 4,02,854 people have recovered, 41,385 people have an active infection, and 6,989 people have died. The case fatality rate stands at 1.58 per cent.
Currently, 8,262 out of 16,324 beds are occupied in the hospitals, 836 out of 8,217 beds in the dedicated Covid Care Centres and 279 out of 527 beds in the dedicated Covid Health Centres. Over 24,700 people are in home isolation. The number of containment zones has been raised to 3,947.
The sudden spike in cases comes amid the festive season and rising pollution levels. While Durga Puja celebrations ended on October 25, the next festivals are Diwali and Chhath on November 14 and November 20, respectively.
(With IANS inputs)