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As many as 28,867 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Delhi, the sharpest single-day spike since the disease broke out in the city, said the health department on Thursday. 

Delhi's previous biggest daily jump of 28,395 cases was recorded on 20 April last year.

With this, the positivity rate in the national capital has reached 29.21%.

In addition to this, 31 more people lost their lives to the disease and the case fatality rate is at 1.53%. Of the 164 Covid deaths recorded in the first 13 days of January, most patients had comorbidities, according to government data.

The cumulative infection tally has reached 16,46,583 and the death toll 25,271. The cumulative positivity rate is 4.86%.

A total of 22,121 people recuperated from Covid-19 in the same duration. With this, the total number of recoveries stands at 15,27,152. 

There are 2,424 Covid patients are in hospitals currently. Of them, 98 are on ventilator support, government data showed.

The city health department has administered 2,80,71,935 anti-Covid doses so far. Out of this, 1,58,84,206 were first doses and 1,16,12,836 have been fully vaccinated.

In addition to this, over 56,000 eligible teenagers received their first Covid-19 vaccine doses in Delhi on Thursday, while more than 24,000 precaution shots were also administered, according to official figures.

The countrywide inoculation drive for the 15-18 age group started on 3 January while precaution shots rolled out on 10 January.

The North West district scored the highest number of inoculations till 5.30 pm on Thursday with 10,230 jabs, followed by the Southwest district with 6,629.

Central Delhi district administered the lowest number of 2,879 vaccine doses to the eligible teenagers on Thursday, the data showed.

A total of 24,034 precautionary doses were administered across Delhi including 4,962 to Health Care Workers (HCWs), 18,836 Front Line Workers (FLWs) and 5,236 senior citizens.

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