New Delhi: The coronavirus death toll in Delhi climbed to 303, while 792 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, the highest single-day spike in the city, authorities said.

The previous highest spike in fresh cases, 660 was recorded on May 22.

This is the first time in Delhi that over 700 COVID-19 cases have been reported in a day.

In a bulletin issued on Wednesday, the Delhi health department said, the death toll from coronavirus infection has risen to 303, and the total number of cases mounted to 15,257.

On Tuesday, the total number of cases stood at 14,465, including 288 deaths.

With 792 fresh cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi has climbed to 15,257.

Meanwhile, according to a report on The New Indian Express, 74 of 82 ICU beds earmarked for COVID-19 patients in the city’s seven private hospitals are occupied at the moment. At six government hospitals, on the other hand, only 111 of 348 ICU beds for novel coronavirus patients are occupied.

There are 10 private and six government hospitals authorised to treat COVID patients in the capital.