Delhi: With the rise in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi High Court on Monday said it expects the AAP government to increase the number of Covid-19 tests in those districts of the national capital where the infection is high in number.

Two-judge bench comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad orally suggested that the Delhi government finds out in which districts of the city the infection numbers were increasing and said, "we expect you to increase tests in those areas".

The suggestion came during the brief hearing of a plea by advocate Rakesh Malhotra seeking increase in the Covid-19 testing numbers in the national capital and getting speedy results.

The bench asked the Delhi government, represented by additional standing counsel Satyakam, to file a fresh status report within a week indicating the updated figures of tests carried out, district-wise infection numbers in the city, number of containment zones, as the matter could not be heard in detail due to lack of time.

The court also asked the Delhi government whether it was planning a fifth round of sero survey now that the number of infections was coming down in the national capital.

Satyakam said the government was waiting for the figures to stabilise before deciding whether to carry out another sero survey.

The bench, thereafter, listed the matter for hearing on December 23.

(With inputs from agency)