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Delhi: Active COVID case tally rises marginally after fall for 3 successive days

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi marginally rose to 27,524 on Tuesday after falling for three days in a trot, from September 26-28, according to official data. In September, both the number of fresh and active cases have risen steadily by and large, with fall registered intermittently. The national capital reported 48 COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, the highest in over 70 days, as the toll climbed to 5,320, while the caseload rose to over 2.76 lakh with 3,227 more people contracting the disease, authorities said. This is the highest number of deaths reported in a day since July 16, when the city recorded 58 fatalities. On September 26, Delhi had recorded 46 deaths, 42 the next day and 37 on September 28. The number of actives cases from September 26 to 28 stood at 29,717, 29,228, and 27,123 respectively, according to official data. On September 25 the city had 30,867 active cases, less than the previous day when the count was 31,125. Active cases in September continuously rose in the first week, from 15,879 on September 1 to 20,909 on September 6, and then falling to 20,543, the next day. – PTI