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Delhi: Over 100 deaths for fourth day in a row, November toll 1,950

Delhi recorded 4,454 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and a positivity rate of 11.94 per cent while 121 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,512, authorities said.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 24, 2020 8:29 IST
Delhi records over 100 deaths for fourth day in a row
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Delhi records over 100 deaths for fourth day in a row

As many as 121 people lost their lives in Delhi on Monday due to coronavirus, taking the number of deaths in November alone to 1,950. The overall toll in the national capital is 8,512. Monday's toll was also the second-highest so far in the country's capital.

According to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department, the city recorded 4,454 fresh cases on Monday and a positivity rate of 11.94 per cent. These relatively low number of fresh cases came out of the 37,307 tests conducted on Sunday, including 18,046 RT-PCR tests. On last Friday authorities had said that 23,507 RT-PCR tests, the highest till date, were conducted a day before.

The highest single-day spike till date -- 8,593 cases -- was recorded on November 11 when 85 fatalities were recorded.

As many as 121 fatalities were recorded on Monday. This is the sixth time in the last 12 days that the daily number of deaths has crossed the 100-mark. Authorities reported 121 deaths on Sunday, 111 on Saturday, 118 on Friday,131 on November 18, the highest till date, and 104 fatalities on November 12.

The active cases tally on Monday stood at 37,329 as compared to 40,212 on Sunday. While the total number of cases has climbed to 5,34,317 of which 4,88,476 have recovered. 

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According to a report in IANS, 9,464 out of 17,553 beds are currently occupied in the hospitals. Over 22,700 people are in home isolation. 

Also, the number of containment zones has been raised to 4,692.

November is turning out to be the most precarious month for Delhi in managing the Covid-19 pandemic. The cases in Delhi have surged in their third and the deadliest wave so far, with the positivity rate spiking to 15 per cent.

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