COVID-19: Delhi records 6,396 fresh cases; 99 deaths take toll to 7,812

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New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Delhi recorded 6,396 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4.95 lakh, while 99 more fatalities pushed the toll to 7,812, authorities said.

These fresh cases came out of the 49,031 tests conducted the previous day, while the positivity rate stood at 13.04 per cent amid the festive season and rising pollution in the city, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

The highest single-day spike till date here -- 8,593 cases -- was recorded on November 11 when 85 fatalities were recorded.

The active cases tally on Tuesday rose to 42,004 from 40,128, the previous day.

According to the bulletin, the total number of cases has climbed to 4,95,598. PTI KND SNE