New Delhi, June 1 -- For the fourth day in a row on Sunday, Delhi reported over 1,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), with 1,295 infections taking the city's total tally to 19,844. The city is likely to cross the 20,000 cases mark on Monday -- just 14 days after it crossed the 10,000 mark.

Delhi also added 57 deaths due to Covid-19 to its cumulative toll on Sunday, taking the number of deaths due to the contagious disease in the city to 473.

The Delhi government has attributed the higher number of cases May 28 onwards to the number of Covid-19 samples being processed per day. On an average, 6,129 samples were tested each day during the week ending on May 31, according to the Delhi government report. In comparison, an average ...