Delhi breaks record with 5,891 Covid-19 infections in highest single-day spike ever

New Delhi: With 5,891 news Covid-19 infections, the national Capital on Friday recorded highest single-day spike for third day in a row. Delhi also reported 47 fatalities due to coronavirus, taking the city’s death toll to 6,470.

Delhi on Wednesday had crossed the 5,000 mark as it reported 5,673 virus cases in a span of 24 hours. On Thursday, the Capital saw yet another spike in cases as it recorded 5,739 coronavirus infections.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the city climbed to 3,81,644 on Friday ,with 3,42,811 total recoveries. According to the health bulletin released on Friday, Delhi currently has 32,363 active cases of coronavirus.

On Thursday, as many as 59,641 tests for detection of coronavirus were conducted in the city.

Delhi has been witnessing a surge in virus cases since June and has been recording over 4,000 cases every day for last few months.

As the national Capital continues to record jumps in virus cases, Health Minister Satyendra Jain earlier on Friday reminded the importance of face masks, urging people to consider it as a vaccine against Covid-19 until there’s a potential one.

“People should consider face masks as a vaccine till there is one. The spread of the virus can be stopped to a large extent if everyone wears a mask,” Jain told PTI.

The minister also said that a mask has more benefits than a lockdown.