Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the ongoing six-day lockdown in the national capital is being extended by a week. It will last till next Monday, 5am, Kejriwal said.
As of Saturday, Delhi had recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 death toll with 357 more people succumbing to the viral disease, as well as over 24,000 fresh cases.
With the fresh cases, the national capital’s cumulative COVID-19 tally has climbed to over 10 lakh and the death toll due to the viral disease stands at 13,898, the bulletin said. The positivity rate stood at 32.27 per cent, it added.
The data of the last 24 hours also revealed that the number of active coronavirus cases in the national capital is inching closer to the one-lakh mark. The tally of active cases has climbed to 93,080 in the city. A significant number of 22,695 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said. A total of 74,702 tests, including over 32,000 rapid-antigen tests, were conducted in the said period, it added.