Delhi today recorded 1,009 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a 60 per cent rise from yesterday. This was the maximum number of cases recorded in Delhi since February 10 when 1,104 infections were reported.
The positivity rate has gone up to 5.7 per cent. Positivity rate is the number of active cases per 100 tests conducted.
After a steady fall in Covid cases, Delhi has been seen a spurt in new infections with the positivity rate registering a nearly three-fold rise between April 11 and 18, according to the Delhi Health Department's data.
Despite a spurt in Covid cases in Delhi, hospitalisation has so far been low accounting for less than three per cent of the total active cases, according to government data.
Earlier today, the wearing of masks in public places has been made mandatory in Delhi in view of the rising cases.
India reported 2,067 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking the case count to 4,30,47,594. The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the health ministry said.
Delhi accounted for more than 30 per cent of the 2,067 new cases that India reported on Wednesday.