1,781 fresh COVID-19 cases take Delhi tally to 1,10,921; death toll mounts to 3,334

New Delhi, Jul 11 () Delhi recorded 1,781 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.1 lakh, while the death toll from the disease climbed to 3,334, authorities said.

Thirty-four fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi health department bulletin.

On June 23, the national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 3,300 on Friday. Advertisement

The Saturday bulletin said the death toll from the coronavirus infection has risen to 3,334, and the total number of cases mounted to 1,10,921.

The bulletin also said that a communication has been sent to the Union Heath Secretary requesting for "initiating rapid antigen test for high-risk group of individuals at health facilities under the central government".

On Friday, authorities had said, an order also has been issued to carry out compulsory rapid antigen testing of high-risk group of individuals who visit health facilities.

According to the bulletin, 87,692 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while the number of active cases stood at 19,895.

It said 7,68,617 tests have been conducted so far. On Saturday, a total of 21,508 tests were conducted, including 9,767 RT-PCR tests and 11,741 rapid antigen tests, the bulletin said. The number of tests per million in Delhi stands at 40,453, it said. Advertisement

The number of containment zones in the city on Saturday stood at 639. KND ANB ANB

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