Delhi recorded 3,256 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike in 72 days, taking the tally to over 1.91 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 4,567.
This is the first time since June 26 that the cases have crossed the 3,000-mark. Also, it is the fifth successive day in September when over 2,000 new cases have been reported in a day.
Nearly 36,046 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours - 9,217 RT PCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 26,829 rapid antigen tests, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
Twenty-nine fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,567, it said.
On June 26, the city had recorded 3,460 coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike before September 5.
On Saturday, 25 deaths due to the disease were reported and the daily case count was 2,973. On Friday, 13 deaths were recorded and the daily case count was 2,914. On September 1, 2 and 3, the fresh cases count stood at 2,312, 2,509 and 2,737, respectively.
The number of active cases on Sunday rose to 20,909 from 19,870 on the previous day.
On June 23, the national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases.
The Delhi government has significantly ramped up testing in the past few days. Barring August 31 when over 14,000 tests were conducted and 1,358 fresh cases reported, since August 30, daily cases count has been recorded in excess of 2,000.