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Delhi reports highest single-day spike with 19,486 new COVID-19 cases

The last single-day spike in deaths from COVID-19 complications was reported in Delhi on November 19, when 131 coronavirus patients had succumbed to the disease.

April 17, 2021 / 07:33 AM IST
Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RC2AWM96GYK8

Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RC2AWM96GYK8


Delhi added 19,486 fresh coronavirus infections on April 16 -- the highest single-day spike the National Capital has recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Delhi also reported 141 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, logging its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases and deaths till date.







The last single-day spike in deaths from COVID-19 complications was reported in Delhi on November 19, when 131 coronavirus patients had succumbed to the disease.


With this, Delhi’s total coronavirus tally reached 8,03,623 and total COVID-19 death toll touched 11,793.

There are 61,005 active coronavirus cases in the National Capital at present and over seven lakh people have recovered from the disease since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Delhi’s COVID-19 positivity rate at present is 19.69 percent and there are 9,929 containment zones as on date.

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A weekend curfew is being observed in the National Capital’s city limits at the moment and all malls, gyms, and auditoriums have been shut till April 30.

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first published: Apr 16, 2021 08:25 pm

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