With Sunday’s figures added to its tally, Delhi now has nearly 42,000 active cases of coronavirus with Covid-19 having claimed as many as 6,989 lives in the national capital to date.
Delhi on Sunday reported a record spike in coronavirus cases with 7,745 more individuals testing positive for the infection in the national capital in the last 24 hours. This development comes days after the Delhi government banned the sale and use of firecrackers citing a spike in Covid-19 cases owing to rise in air pollution.
The Delhi government’s health department also reported another 6,069 recoveries and 77 more Covid-related deaths on November 8. With Sunday’s figures taken into account, the national capital’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases now stands at 4,38,529. This includes 3,89,683 patients who have been discharged after recovering from the virus and 6,989 who succumbed to it.
Latest inputs point out that there are now 41,857 active cases of Covid-19 in Delhi as of November 8. The recovery rate of coronavirus patients in the national capital is 88.86 per cent, the positivity rate 15.26 per cent, the death rate 1.59 per cent and the ratio of active cases 9.54 per cent.
As many as 50,754 samples were tested for Covid-19 in Delhi in the past 24 hours. The national capital has conducted 50,99,774 tests for coronavirus to date.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday that Delhi is witnessing the peak of a third coronavirus wave.
“The government has increased the number of beds for Covid-19 patients in hospitals in Delhi, but there is no plan to rope in hotels and banquet halls. The third wave of Covid-19 is at its peak in Delhi. The number of cases suggests it is the worst wave so far. But the cases will come down soon,” Jain added.