Delhi on Tuesday recorded 28,395 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike in the national capital since the onset of the pandemic, PTI reported. The city also reported a record 277 deaths in the same period, with the positivity rate 

The city’s total caseload now stands at 9,05,541, with its death toll pushed to 12,638. There are a total of 85,575 active cases in the national capital. 

Meanwhile, 19,430 patients recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,07,328. 

On Monday, Delhi had recorded 23,686 cases with a positivity rate of 26.12 per cent and 240 fatalities. It had witnessed 25,462 cases with a positivity rate of 29.74 per cent on Sunday, while the day before 24,375 COVID-19 infections and 167 fatalities were reported.

The city had witnessed 161 deaths on Sunday, 167 on Saturday, 141 on Friday and 112 on Thursday.

With the fresh cases, the national capital’s cumulative tally has risen to 9,05,541. The death toll stands at 12,638, according to the latest health bulletin.

A total of 86,526 tests, including 56,724 RT-PCR ones, were conducted the previous day, it said.