Photos: New Covid-19 cases in Delhi touch a 26-day high as tests rise

Delhi on October 21, recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the last 26 days. The Delhi government had increased the RT-PCR testing method which also contributed to the rise in numbers. The RT-PCR method is considered to be the most accurate in detecting Covid infections. Over the past week, more of the tests were done using this method compared to the previous month. Delhi’s current coronavirus tally stands at 340,436 active cases and 6,128 deaths.

Updated On Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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A large crowd is seen amid the coronavirus outbreak in New Delhi on October 19. Delhi on October 21 reported 3,686 new infections, the highest in 26 days, as the number RT-PCR tests continued to rise, touching a new single-day record. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A large crowd is seen amid the coronavirus outbreak in New Delhi on October 19. Delhi on October 21 reported 3,686 new infections, the highest in 26 days, as the number RT-PCR tests continued to rise, touching a new single-day record. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)

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A health worker collects a swab sample to test for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at New Ashok Nagar in New Delhi on October 21. The number of Covid-19 cases has been on the rise again in Delhi, with over 3,000 cases being reported each day in the last week, barring Sunday, when the number of tests generally drop. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A health worker collects a swab sample to test for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at New Ashok Nagar in New Delhi on October 21. The number of Covid-19 cases has been on the rise again in Delhi, with over 3,000 cases being reported each day in the last week, barring Sunday, when the number of tests generally drop. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A health worker wearing protective gear waits to collect swab samples for Covid-19 tests in New Delhi on October 19. According to the Delhi government health bulletin, it conducted 16,629 real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests on October 21, considered ‘gold’ standard for Covid detection. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A health worker wearing protective gear waits to collect swab samples for Covid-19 tests in New Delhi on October 19. According to the Delhi government health bulletin, it conducted 16,629 real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests on October 21, considered ‘gold’ standard for Covid detection. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

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A health worker takes off a PPE suit after collecting swab samples for Covid-19 tests at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg in New Delhi on October 18. Over the past week, more than 27% of the tests were done using RT-PCR method up from just about 18% in September when the Delhi government had massively scaled-up testing along with the rising cases of the infection, HT reported. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A health worker takes off a PPE suit after collecting swab samples for Covid-19 tests at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg in New Delhi on October 18. Over the past week, more than 27% of the tests were done using RT-PCR method up from just about 18% in September when the Delhi government had massively scaled-up testing along with the rising cases of the infection, HT reported. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A woman looks on at the Yamuna river standing atop an embankment at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi on October 20. The positivity rate — the proportion of tests that come back positive — continued to rise to touch 6.24% on October 21. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A woman looks on at the Yamuna river standing atop an embankment at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi on October 20. The positivity rate — the proportion of tests that come back positive — continued to rise to touch 6.24% on October 21. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A worker wearing PPE coveralls sweeps the floor at Commonwealth Games village Covid-19 Care Centre in New Delhi on October 18. The testing record follows the trend of an increasing share of RT-PCR tests — they accounted for 28% of the total 59,064 samples tested between October 20 and 21. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A worker wearing PPE coveralls sweeps the floor at Commonwealth Games village Covid-19 Care Centre in New Delhi on October 18. The testing record follows the trend of an increasing share of RT-PCR tests — they accounted for 28% of the total 59,064 samples tested between October 20 and 21. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

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Commuters walk past a health worker collecting swab samples for Covid-19 test at a weekly market in New Delhi on October 13. An average positivity rate of 6.2% was recorded in the last seven days as compared to 5.5% the week before. During the last seven days, 3,269 new cases were reported each day on average as compared to 2,777 cases the week before, HT reported. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST

Commuters walk past a health worker collecting swab samples for Covid-19 test at a weekly market in New Delhi on October 13. An average positivity rate of 6.2% was recorded in the last seven days as compared to 5.5% the week before. During the last seven days, 3,269 new cases were reported each day on average as compared to 2,777 cases the week before, HT reported. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)

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People out at Rajpath in New Delhi on October 20. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases stands at 340,436, while 47 new Covid-19 fatalities recorded on October 21 pushed the death toll from the viral disease to 6,128 in Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:57 PM IST

People out at Rajpath in New Delhi on October 20. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases stands at 340,436, while 47 new Covid-19 fatalities recorded on October 21 pushed the death toll from the viral disease to 6,128 in Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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