New Delhi: The national capital on Tuesday reported 28,395 fresh cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic hit, taking the total number of cases to 9,05,541, according to the health bulletin.
Besides, the city also saw 277 more deaths, the highest death toll in a day, pushing the toll to 12,638.
On a positive front, 19,430 people recovered from the virus, taking the total number of such cases to 8,07,328.
The positivity rate in Delhi was 32.82 per cent.
Total 16405232 tests were conducted so far, of which 86,526 were carried out in the past 24 hours.
Currently, 40,124 COVID patients are under home isolation. The number of active cases is 85,575 which includes patients under home isolation. Containment zones also rose to 17,151.
Meanwhile, the government vaccinated 59,491 people in the last 24 hours out of which 39141 beneficiaries received the first dose while 20350 were administered the second dose. Till now, cumulatively, 26,73,497 people have received a vaccine jab in the capital.
The previous highest death toll in 24 hours was recorded on Monday, when 240 people died due to the virus. Total 23,686 cases were also reported.
Delhi has been under a week-long lockdown which kicked in at 2200 hrs and will remain in force till 0500 hrs on April 26.