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Delhi: Over 100 deaths for third consecutive day; 6,746 fresh coronavirus cases

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Delhi records 6,746 fresh coronavirus cases

Delhi recorded 6,746 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday and a positivity rate of 12.29 per cent while 121 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,391, authorities said. These fresh cases came out of the 54,893 tests conducted on Saturday, including 23,433 RT-PCR tests, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

On Friday, authorities had said 23,507 RT-PCR tests, the highest till date, were conducted a day before.

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

As many as 121 fatalities were recorded on Sunday. 

This is the fifth time in the last 11 days that the daily number of deaths has crossed the 100-mark.

Authorities reported 111 deaths on Saturday, 118 on Friday, 131 on November 18, the highest till date, and 104 fatalities on November 12.

The active cases tally on Sunday stood at 40,212 as compared to 39,741 on Saturday.

The bulletin said that the total number of cases has climbed to 5,29,863 of which 4,81,260 have recovered.

The number of containment zones in Delhi rose to 4,697 on Sunday from 4,633 on Saturday.

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