COVID-19: Delhi recorded 3,256 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike in 72 days, taking the tally to over 1.91 lakh, while the deaths mounted to 4,567.
This is the first time since June 26 that the cases have crossed the 3,000-mark. Also, it is the fifth successive day in September when over 2,000 new cases have been reported in a day.
Nearly 36,046 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours – 9,217 RT PCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 26,829 rapid antigen tests, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
Twenty-nine fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the deaths to 4,567, it said.
On June 26, the city had recorded 3,460 coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike before September 5.
On Saturday, 25 deaths due to the disease were reported and the daily case count was 2,973. On Friday, 13 deaths were recorded and the daily case count was 2,914. On September 1, 2 and 3, the fresh cases count stood at 2,312, 2,509 and 2,737, respectively.