At the highest single-day peak, Delhi's Covid-19 cases jump at 472 to 8,470; death toll 115

NEW DELHI: Delhi recorded the highest single-day peak in coronavirus cases on Thursday, with 472 recent infections totaling 8,470 and the number of deaths in the national capital rising to 115, the health department said. Delhi's previous highest peak of 448 cases was recorded on May 7.

On Wednesday, the total number of cases in the national capital was 7,998, including 106 deaths.

With 472 recent infections, the total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi rose to 8,470 on Thursday, according to a health department bulletin.

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> The death toll from coronavirus infection has risen to 115, according to the bulletin.

The accumulated toll is according to the case sheets received from the hospitals, and after being audited by the death committee, he added.

Facing criticism for reporting less on Covid-19 deaths, the Delhi government on Sunday issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for hospitals and other health facilities in the city for reporting deaths from coronavirus.

Of the total number of deceased patients, 59 were 60 or older, representing more than 51 percent of deaths, according to the bulletin.

Thirty-four of them were between the ages of 50 and 59 and 22 were under the age of 50, he said.

So far 3,045 patients have been recovered, while there are 5,310 active cases, the Delhi health department said.

A total of 1,19,736 tests of Covid-19 have been conducted to date, he said.

The total number of Covid-19 patients under home isolation is 1,123, he said.

According to the health department bulletin, of the total of 8,470 cases registered so far, at least 1,607 are admitted to various hospitals such as LNJP Hospital, RML Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialties Hospital (RGSSH ) and AIIMS Jhajjhar.

While 145 of the patients are in the ICU, 21 in ventilators, he said.

The number of containment areas in Delhi has been reduced to 78.