The district recorded 290 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 64,139 as of Thursday morning.
With the death of another person from COVID-19, the death toll in the district rose to 554. This was the eighth death reported this month.
For the first time since the first week of November 2020, active cases in the district have topped the 2,000 mark and stand at 2,082. As of March 1, 2020, the number of active cases in the district was just 24. However, within about 40 days it rose to 2,082.
With the release of 109 more people affected by COVID-19, the total number of recoveries has increased to 61,503.
From April 1 to today, the district has reported 1,800 new cases of COVID-19. An average of 225 new cases per day and one death per day were reported.
Health Department officials are on their toes due to the surge in cases. Nearly 7,500 tests are carried out in the city every day.
City and District Police are running awareness campaigns urging the public to wear face masks at key intersections.