Delhi records 2,973 new COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths, recovery reaches 87.03 pc

New Delhi, Sep 5 (UNI) Delhi recorded 2,973 fresh COVID-19 cases, highest since two months, and 25 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, state health bulletin said on Saturday night.

It is now the fourth consecutive day when more than 2,500 fresh COVID-19 cases have been clocked in the National Capital, which managed to trim the spread of the virus and keep numbers low since July onwards.

Till date, the highest single-day spike in Delhi was of 3,947 cases, recorded on June 23.

With the latest additions, the case tally zoomed to 1,88,193 while death toll surged to 4,538 till date.

The active case load too increased by 1,028 since Friday and reached 19,870, as per government data.

On a brighter note, as many as 1,920 more patients overcome the disease, bringing the total recovery to 87.03 in percentage and 1,63,785 in numbers.

Patients under the home isolation also surged by 692 to reach 10,514 and the containment zones across the city have now increased by 27 and stood at 976.

The number of Rapid Antigen Tests conducted in the past 24 hours were 29,333 while the RT-PCR, CBNAAT and True NAAT tests stood at 9,562, totaling to 38,895, as per the bulletin.

The National Capital reported first COVID-19 case and death on March 2 and March 11 respectively.


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