According to data released by the health department, the recovery rate in COVID-19 positive patients in Delhi has increased more than three times.
As of Tuesday, the total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi stood at 10,554, out of which 4,750 people or 45 per cent had recovered from the novel virus.
A month ago, when the total cases were 2,003, the recovery rate was only 14.47 per cent with 290 COVID-19 patients recovered in the national capital. COVID-19 testing has also increased 6-fold in the month, while the cases increased only five times during this period.
In the last month, the number of tests increased from 24,387 to 145,854. Delhi has the fourth-highest number of coronavirus disease cases after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
On Tuesday, data from the health department showed 500 new COVID-19 cases in a single day-- the highest single-day spike so far, and 166 people have died so far.
Delhi’s mortality rate or the number of deaths expressed as a percentage of cases at around 1.6 per cent is much lower than the national average of 3.07 per cent.
India has been on a nationwide lockdown since March 25 and has entered into the fourth phase which comes with relatively easier guidelines. The lockdown, which was put in place in a bid to stop the highly infectious virus from spreading has resulted in an economic slowdown at the global level.