New Delhi, Aug 24 (PTI) Delhi recorded 1,061 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.62 lakh, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 4,313, authorities said.
Thirteen fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi government's health bulletin.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said the infection rate in the capital is below 10 per cent, when he was questioned by reporters over the surge in coronavirus cases over the last week.
The health bulletin said a total of 11,910 tests were conducted -- 3,826 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 8,084 rapid antigen tests in the last 24 hours.
The number of tests conducted was lower than the average number of 20,000 tests being conducted on a daily basis in the national capital, according to the data.
Till date, a total of 14,43,004 tests have been conducted while the number of tests per million population stands at 75,947.
The positivity rate stands at 8.90 per cent while the recovery rate is 90.19 per cent, the bulletin said.
The total number of COVID-19 cases stands 1,62,527.
As many as 1,46,588 patients have either recovered, been discharged or have migrated out while the number of active cases stands at 11,626, a minor decline from 11,778, the previous day, it said.
The number of patients in home isolation stands at 6,143, while 1,200 patients have recovered in the last 24 hour, it said.
The number of containment zones stands at 644, up from 627 the previous day.
Out of 14,127 total beds in hospitals, 3,590 are occupied, it said.
As many as 3,831 beds of COVID care centres are occupied by people under quarantine, including travellers who came by Vande Bharat flights and bubble flights.
Delhi recorded 1,450 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the city's highest single-day spike in August, authorities said.
Delhi has seen a fluctuation in the number of coronavirus cases since August 1.
On August 1, the city recorded 1,118 fresh cases while for the next three days, the number of infections reported in a single-day stayed below the 1,000-mark.
From August 5 to August 9, the number of fresh COVID-19 cases again stayed above the 1,000-mark only to come down to 707 on August 10.
Three days between August 11 and August 22 saw less than 1,000 fresh cases being reported -- August 13 (956), August 16 (652), and August 17 (787). PTI SLB TDS TDS