Delhi records more than 17000 cases of COVID-19, highest since the pandemic began

April 14, 2021 | Updated 9:28 pm

Delhi records more than 17000 cases of COVID-19, highest since the pandemic began Representative Image (Source: ANI)

New Delhi: In an alarming development, the national capital recorded 17,282 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day count till date in the capital ever since the deadly virus hit the country. 104 people succumbed to the deadly virus in the same time period. This is the highest number of single-day deaths in Delhi till date.

The positivity rate has also reached an all-time high of 16% (15.92%). A total of 1,08,534 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, out of which 17, 282 were reported positive.

At the same time, 9,952 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, as far as the vaccination goes, 68,422 beneficiaries were vaccinated in the last 24 hours in the national capital. So far, a total of 2302752 doses have been administered, out of which 1909851 people have been vaccinated with first dose while 392901 people have been vaccinated with the second dose of the vaccine.

With 17,282 fresh cases, the active cases in the capital has reached 50736, and the death toll has reached 11540. A total of 705162 people have been recovered from covid-19 ever since the pandemic began.

India on Wednesday once again reported more than 1.8 lakh new COVID case in a single day. A total of 1,84,372 cases were reported throughout the nation in the past 24 hours according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This is also the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases that India has recorded in 24 hours. The nation already broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases.