Delhi on Friday registered 19,486 cases of coronavirus, the highest ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, with a positivity rate of 19.69 per cent against a total of 98,957 tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours. The national capital also saw 12,649 recovering from Covid while 141 succumbed to the contagious disease.
With the fresh cases, the national capital’s cumulative tally has risen to 8,03,623. The death toll stands at 11,793, according to the latest bulletin.
A total of 98,957 tests, including 64,939 RT-PCR tests and 34,018 rapid antigen tests, were conducted the previous day, the bulletin said. So far, over 7.3 lakh patients have recovered in Delhi, it added.
The number of active cases in the city increased to 61,005 from 54,309 the day before, the bulletin stated.
The number of people under home isolation increased to 29,705 from 26,974 on Thursday, while that of containment zones mounted to 9,929 from 8,661 the day before, it said.