Gurugram, Nov. 21 -- The number of Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests conducted in a day in the district reached the 5,000-mark for the first time on Friday since the outbreak of the pandemic, which has till now infected 42,618 people in Gurugram. With an additional 1,503 rapid antigen tests, the overall testing also reached 6,503 - the highest ever in a single day so far. For the second consecutive day, more than 6,000 tests were administered in the district.

With the increased testing, the district recorded a maximum jump in new infections after almost a week. On Friday, 793 new cases were recorded - highest spike after November 13, when at least 797 new cases were reported. The decline in testing from Novembe...