Delhi records 8,521 new Covid-19 cases, highest single-day spike this year
Delhi recorded 8,521 new cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, in the highest single-day spike of this year, and 39 related deaths the government health bulletin showed on Friday. With the new jump in Covid-19 cases and fatalities, the infection tally in Delhi stands at 706,526 and the death toll at 11,196. The number of active cases in the Capital stands at 26,631, the bulletin also showed.
On Thursday, the national capital recorded 7,437 Covid-19 cases, which was the highest single-day spike in over four months. As many 8,593 Covid-19 cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours last year on November 11, 2020, the date which holds the record for clocking the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi. Officials have been warning that if the current trend continues, Delhi would soon cross its earlier record of a single-day spike, and Friday's spike in cases shows that Delhi was merely 72 cases away from breaching that number.
The current positivity rate in Delhi is 7.79%, according to the government notification, which added that a total of 109,398 Covid-19 tests have been conducted in the national capital till now. The case fatality rate (CFR) is currently at 1.58%, as per the health bulletin. A night curfew has been imposed in the national capital till April 30, while similar curfews have been implemented in Noida and Ghaziabad as well, as well, to curb the worsening coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis in and around the National Capital Region (NCR).