Highest spike of 1,298 COVID-19 cases takes Delhi tally to over 22,000

Total number of cases mounts to 22,132; death toll 556

Highest spike of 1,298 COVID-19 cases takes Delhi tally to over 22,000

Commuters wait for buses to return home, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi, on June 2, 2020. PTI Photo

New Delhi, June 2

A record single-day spike of 1,298 fresh cases took the COVID-19 tally in Delhi to over 22,000 on Tuesday and the death toll due to the disease mounted to 556, authorities said.

The previous highest spike in fresh cases — 1,295 — was recorded on May 31.

In a bulletin issued on Tuesday, the Delhi Health Department said the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 556 and the total number of cases has mounted to 22,132.

It, however, added that the cumulative death figure only refers to fatalities where the primary cause of death was found to be COVID-19, according to a report of the Death Audit Committee on the basis of the case-sheets received from various hospitals.

On Monday, the total number of cases in Delhi stood at 20,834 including 523 deaths. PTI

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