Delhi on Thursday recorded 7,437 coronovirus cases in its highest single-day spike this year, the government said in a statement, killing 24 people due to the virus in the last 24 hours. This is a sharp jump in the daily figures as the national capital registered 5,506 fresh cases yesterday.
According to the Delhi government, after adding Thursday’s data, the total number of Kovid cases has reached 6,98,005. There are 23,181 active cases in the city.
In the last 24 hours, 91,770 Kovid tests were conducted in the national capital.
Today’s positivity rate was over 8 percent, but the overall positivity rate is 4.57 percent.
The national capital had reported 20 deaths on Wednesday.
India reported a record 1,26,789 COVID-19 cases on Thursday as many states struggled to cope with the second wave of infection, complaining of vaccine deficiency and expanding vaccination demand among younger people .
The daily transition, which crossed 1 lakh for the first time on Monday, has now more than tripled from that mark, the largest daily increase in the world.
Experts have blamed new coronovirus variants and people’s negligence about following anti-Kovid regulations to increase cases.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also demanded to open the vaccination campaign to other age groups.
Currently, the center is only hiring people 45 years of age or older.
The Delhi government has imposed curfew from 10 am to 5 am to control the speed in coronovirus cases.