The national capital's Covid-19 trajectory reached a red zone on Tuesday after the daily cases rose sharply past the 5,000-mark in what has been termed as the fourth wave of infections.
A total of 5,100 fresh infections in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 685,062 and 17 new fatalities pushed the toll to 11,113 in the city-state, according to the health bulletin.
The positivity rate in Delhi dipped marginally to 4.93 % from 5.54% recorded a day earlier.
As of Tuesday, Delhi has 17,332 active cases, up from 14,589 on Monday. The designated containment zones have also increased accordingly and reached 3,291, the health bulletin showed.