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Delhi on Friday recorded more than 3,000 fresh coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time since the outbreak, pushing the tally past 53,000-mark.

With 3,137 more patients testing positive for Covid-19 within the national capital on Friday – highest single-day spike – the overall number of coronavirus cases in Delhi has surged to 53,116, according to health officials.

Along with that, the death toll from Covid-19 elevated to 2,035 after 66 more fatalities have been reported on Friday, the officers mentioned.

The earlier highest spike in fresh cases — 2,877– was recorded on 18 June.

As many as 23,569 sufferers have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, whereas the variety of active cases stood at 27,512, the government’s bulletin mentioned, including that 3,34,376 tests have been carried out till date.

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The number of containment zones within the city on Wednesday stood at 243.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted that on Friday, rapid antigen tests have been carried out on 12,680 individuals of which 951 have been discovered positive for the contagious viral infection.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain who’s battling Covid-19 was on Friday shifted to the ICU at Max hospital in Saket from a city authorities facility after his condition deteriorated, in line with PTI reports.

Moreover, the Delhi authorities at present mentioned the new guidelines on home isolation of COVID-19 patients issued by the Lt Governor was an “arbitrary decision” and can “seriously harm” the national capital.

On Friday, the overall number of novel coronavirus instances in India surpassed 3.8 lakh-mark after witnessing a new high of over 13,000 fresh cases since Thursday, based on the health ministry information.

The death toll within the nation elevated by 336 within the 24-hour period. The extremely contagious virus has claimed 12,573 lives in India thus far, it mentioned.

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