Highlights

  • Delhi reports highest single-day spike since pandemic began
  • Delhi reported 28,867 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday
  • Delhi's daily positivity rate at 29.21%

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Covid-19: With nearly 29,000 cases Delhi reports highest one-day spike since pandemic began

The data showed that 2,424 of the 15,433 hospital beds in the capital are occupied and 84.29 per cent are vacant.

Delhi on Thursday reported 28,867 COVID-19 cases, the sharpest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic, and 31 deaths, while the positivity rate surged to 29.21 per cent, according to health department data.

Delhi's previous biggest daily jump of 28,395 cases was recorded on April 20 last year. According to the data, Thursday's positivity rate is the highest since May 3, when it was 29.6 per cent.

On Wednesday, Delhi had logged 40 deaths, the highest since June 10 last year, when 44 fatalities were recorded.

A total of 164 Covid deaths have been recorded in the first 13 days of January. Most of these patients had comorbidities, according to government data.

The national capital currently has 94,160 active Covid cases, of which 62,324 are in home isolation, the health department bulletin stated.

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At present, 2,369 Covid patients are admitted to Delhi hospitals. Of these, 98 are on ventilator support, it said.

The data showed that 2,424 of the 15,433 hospital beds in the capital are occupied and 84.29 percent are vacant.

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