The national capital recorded 6,608 fresh COVID-19 cases in a single day, taking the infection tally to over 5.17 lakh.
According to authorities, 118 people have succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death count due to coronavirus to 8,159.
The city had recorded its highest 131 single-day deaths on November 18.
Covid-19 data of Delhi
Delhi’s total tally of COVID-19 cases is at 5,17,238 which includes 4,68,143 cured cases and 8,159 fatalities.
These fresh coronavirus cases were detected from 62,425 tests conducted the previous day, including 23,507 RT-PCR tests, the highest till date.
The positivity rate was 10.59 per cent, according to a bulletin by the Delhi health department.
The highest single-day spike in cases till date in Delhi was 8,593 which was recorded on November 11. On the same day, 85 fatalities were registered.
The city currently has 40,936 active cases, down from 43,221 on Thursday. The recovery rate was over 89 per cent.
The number of containment zones in Delhi has risen to 4,560 from 4,501 the previous day.
Delhi coronavirus cases in last 7 days
November 20-6608November 19-7546November 18-7486November 17-6396November 16-3797November 15-3235November 14-7340
Delhi COVID-19 deaths in last 7 days
November 20-118 (2nd highest)November 19-98November 18-131 (most)November 17-99November 16-99November 15-95November 14-96
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said earlier that the gradual reduction in the number of new COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate was a clear indicator that the spread of the virus is decreasing in Delhi.
Meanwhile, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government on Thursday had decided to increase the number of RT-PCR tests conducted daily from around 18,000 to 27,000.
The CM said that arrangements being made for over 1,400 ICU beds, including 663 in Delhi govt hospitals and 750 at Centre-run facilities.
The fine for not wearing masks has been raised from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000. Kejriwal also, appealed to all political parties, social organisations to distribute masks at public places in Delhi.
(With inputs from Varun Bhasin)