New Delhi, January 16: Delhi on Sunday reported 18,286 COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths, while the positivity rate dropped to 27.87 per cent from 30.64 per cent a day ago, according to health department data. On Saturday, Delhi had reported 20,718 cases and 30 deaths.

On Thursday, the city had recorded 28,867 COVID-19 cases, the sharpest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic, and 31 deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 29.21 per cent. Delhi's previous biggest daily jump of 28,395 cases was recorded on April 20 last year. Maharashtra Reports 41,327 New COVID-19 Cases, 29 Deaths in Past 24 Hours, Omicron Tally Rises to 1,738.

On Wednesday, Delhi had logged 40 deaths, the highest since June 10 last year, when 44 fatalities were recorded. According to government data, 2,591 Covid patients are in hospitals. Of these, 123 patients are on ventilator support. Of the 15,499 hospital beds for Covid patients, only 2,711 are occupied.

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