Delhi recorded 2,442 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally in the city over the 89,000-mark, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 2,803, authorities said. On June 23, the national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases.
New Delhi reported 2,199 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the city’s total to 87,360. At least 62 deaths were reported on the same day, taking the toll to 2,742. With at least 2,113 people recovering on Tuesday, the city’s recovery rate was 66.8 per cent against the national recovery rate of 59.06 per cent. So far, 58,348 people have recovered from the virus in the national capital.
Meanwhile, neighbouring Gurgaon witnessed a dip in cases in the latter half of June. According to data, the number of new cases reducing by 26% in the last two weeks. “As of June 20, our recovery rate was 55.9 per cent. It jumped to 73.8 per cent by Monday, which is definitely a good sign. Testing capacity has also increased, and the positivity rate is coming down,” said Dr Jai Prakash, the district surveillance officer.