New Delhi: Delhi has reported 7,897 new coronavirus cases and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the national capital's positivity rate has risen to over 10 per cent, the highest since November 23. Delhi now has over 7.1 lakh cases.
On Friday, Delhi had reported over 8,500 cases of coronavirus in the year's biggest one-day spike. The jump in cases yesterday was second only to the highest-ever reported on November 11 last year with 8,593 cases.
As India grapples with the second wave of coronavirus, believed to be more severe than the first wave, the Centre and several states, including Delhi, have imposed new restrictions to curb the spread. The government has blamed the resurgence mainly on crowding and a reluctance to wear masks as shops and offices have reopened.