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Delhi recorded the biggest spike of new 28,395 coronavirus cases and a positivity rate of over 32% in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the Delhi government's health department on Tuesday evening. With a positivity rate of over 32.82%, every third person who underwent the test in Delhi was infected with the coronavirus.

According to the state govt's health bulletin, 86,526 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Delhi's Covid tally reached over 9 lakhs, while the death toll mounted to 12,638. There are 85,575 active cases in Delhi.

Delhi recovered a total of 19,430 from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,07,328.

A six-day lockdown has already been imposed in Delhi till April 26, 5 am as the government tries to stem the spread of COVID-19 infections.

The Delhi government on Tuesday reported an extreme shortage of oxygen cylinders in hospitals in the national capital. The healthcare infrastructure is the national capital has been overwhelmed due to the exponential increase in the covid cases.

On Monday, the state govt had set up a 24-member committee to ensure the "rational" use of oxygen for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. An order issued by the Health Department said the 'Oxygen Audit Committee' will identify areas of wasteful consumption.

The consumption of oxygen has undergone a quantum increase with the admission of a large number of serious patients who require oxygen support, it said.

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Updated: 21 Apr 2021, 10:21 AM IST
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