A total of 389 patients recovered on Thursday, according to the Delhi Health Bulletin.(HT Photo)
A total of 389 patients recovered on Thursday, according to the Delhi Health Bulletin.(HT Photo)

Record jump in Covid cases in Delhi, tally nears 6k

This is the highest jump in the cases reported in a day in the city. A total of 389 patients recovered on Thursday, according to the Delhi Health Bulletin.
By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 10:50 PM IST

With a record 448 new cases reported in a day, the total count of Covid cases in Delhi reached 5,980 on Thursday, the Health Department said.

This is the highest jump in the cases reported in a day in the city.

With one coronavirus death reported in the last 24 hours, the toll reached 66, it said.

A total of 389 patients recovered on Thursday, according to the Delhi Health Bulletin.

“At least 1,931 patients have recovered from coronavirus so far in Delhi while 3,983 cases are active,” the Health Department said.

Among the 65 who died, 57 had other serious diseases.

So far, 77,234 tests have been conducted in Delhi.

On May 3, 427 new cases were reported in a day while on Wednesday, 428 cases were reported in a day.

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According to the latest rules, revised in light of the pandemic, liquor shops in the district can remain open only from 10am to 9pm.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

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The number of tests in the city, meanwhile, has seen a considerable dip from peak levels over the past few weeks.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)

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Delhi currently has around 6,750 buses -- 3,760 DTC and 2,990 cluster buses-- as against the Supreme Court-mandated requirement of 11,000 buses.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)

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