Health ministry has revealed shocking data that shows that at least five people succumb to the deadly coronavirus every hour in Delhi. Daily number of deaths had crossed the 100-mark in the last 11 days.
The analysis was based on the data from the Union Health Ministry which gave the total number of deaths recorded in the country and all states and UTs due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
While a total of 511 COVID-19 deaths were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours, Delhi accounted for the largest chunk of such fatalities with 121 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
According to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi Health department, the national capital recorded 6,746 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday and a positivity rate of 12.29 per cent while 121 more fatalities pushed the number of deaths to 8,391.
These fresh cases came out of the 54,893 tests conducted on Saturday, including 23,433 RT-PCR tests, according to the bulletin.
This was the fifth time in the last 11 days that the daily number of deaths had crossed the 100-mark.
The tally of active cases on Sunday stood at 40,212 as compared to 39,741 on Saturday in Delhi, the bulletin said, adding that the total number of cases has climbed to 5,29,863 of which 4,81,260 have recovered.