Delhi reported 28,867 new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, the highest single-day tally since the beginning of the pandemic, the Delhi government said on Thursday.
Earlier on April 20 last year, the national capital registered 28,395 cases for the city’s highest single-day case count.
The positivity rate has risen to 29.21 per cent, the government said in its bulletin. A total of 98,832 samples were tested during the last 24 hours.
The total count of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has gone up to 16,46,583.
A total of 22,121 people recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 15,27,152.
Thirty-one people lost their lives to the deadly virus during the last 24 hours. The death toll due to the disease in the national capital stands at 25,271.
There are currently 94,160 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi, out of which 62,324 patients are in home isolation. Currently, there are 23,997 active containment zones in the national capital.
According to the bulletin, 2,424 patients are currently admitted to hospitals, out of which 55 patients are suspected to be COVID-19 infected while 2,369 are confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Out of the confirmed 2,369 COVID-19 cases, 2,080 are from the national capital while 289 are from outside.
Currently, 768 patients are on Oxygen support, 628 are in ICU. 98 patients are in a critical condition on ventilator support.
The bulletin says that 84.29 per cent of 15,433 beds across dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in Delhi are vacant. Only 2,424 beds are occupied.
A total of 23,691 precaution doses were given to healthcare workers, frontline workers, senior citizens during the last 24 hours. In Delhi, a total of 65,128 precaution doses have been administered.