Delhi on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases in six months, after 107 people tested positive for the viral disease, according to the health bulletin.
With that, the national capital’s Covid-19 tally rose to 14,42,197, bulletin data revealed.
The city has seen an increase in daily Covid-19 cases since Wednesday. As of Saturday, up to 86 new infections were recorded, the largest single-day increase in five months. That figure was up sharply from Friday when 69 cases were reported in the nation’s capital.
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In addition, the positivity rate of cases, which remained below 2%, has steadily increased. According to the bulletin, the positivity of cases on Sunday was 0.17%, an increase from 0.13% on Saturday and 0.12% on Friday.
Delhi recorded a Covid-19-related death on Sunday after a 10-day gap, with the last one reported on December 8. The city has so far reported three deaths from the coronavirus this month. After Sunday’s figure, the death toll from Covid-19 in the nation’s capital rose to 25,101, according to the bulletin.
In September, Delhi recorded five deaths from Covid-19, which at that time was the lowest monthly toll since the pandemic hit the city. However, the record was broken the following month after only four Covid-19-related deaths were reported in October. The death toll saw a marginal drop in November when seven deaths from the virus were recorded.
As many as 50 new recoveries were reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of patients cured of the virus to 14,16,556. The number of active cases in Delhi stands at 540.
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Meanwhile, 2,48,30,215 people have so far received Covid-19 vaccines in the city, of which 123,719 have been injected in the past 24 hours, according to the bulletin.
Sunday’s massive jump in new Covid-19 cases in Delhi comes as India’s Omicron tally reached 154 after Maharashtra and Gujarat confirmed new infections. Maharashtra with 54 cases and Delhi with 22 infections account for the bulk of India’s tally of the latest variant of the coronavirus.