As many as 1,106 new cases, a record so far, have been reported in the national capital, taking the tally to 17,387, besides 82 deaths have been added to the daily report, 13 of them occured in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday (29 May).
Addressing the media along with Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Jain said: "1,106 new cases and 13 deaths have taken place in the city in the last 24 hours."
Sisodia said out of 82, 13 deaths occured in the last 24 hours and the rest occured in the last 32 days, though "the information has been updated now".
"These deaths were reported from various hospitals, 52 from Safdarjung alone," Sisodia said.
He also said the recovery rate is about 50 per cent in the city.
"At least 80 per cent people are recovering with home isolation. The infection will only spread of intaking the virus and not just from the one living next door," Sisodia said.
The 1,106-case count is the highest number of cases reported in a day so far.
The government is yet to issue the daily health bulletin.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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