Delhi has recorded 1,024 positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike in numbers, Directorate General of Health Services said Thursday night.
Over the last 24 hours, at least 13 people have lost their lives to COVID-19, taking the total casualties in the national capital to 316, according to officials.
This is the first time that over 1,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in a day in the national capital.
In a bulletin, the Delhi health department said the death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 316 in the city and the number of coronavirus cases has mounted to 16,281.
It, however, added that the cumulative death figure refers to the fatalities where the primary cause of death was found to be COVID-19, according to a report of the Death Audit Committee on the basis of case-sheets received from various hospitals.