New Delhi: In Delhi, 2,373 coronavirus cases were reported on Thursday taking the city tally to over 92,000 mark. With 61 deaths, the total death toll has reached 2,864 in the national capital.
The good thing is that 3,015 patients recovered on Thursday taking the total recovery figures to 63,007. At present, there are 26,304 active cases in the city.
On June 23, the national capital had seen a peak of 3,947 cases, but the daily figures have gone down significantly ever since then. This has happened despite the aggressive testing being conducted by the authorities.
More than 10,978 RT-PCR and 9,844 rapid antigen Covid-19 tests were conducted on Thursday. So far, 5,72,530 tests have been conducted. Delhi has a total of 445 containment zones.
Delhi has a total capacity of 15,243 beds for the coronavirus infected patients in the city. Out of that, a total of 5,747 beds have been occupied. A total of 6,129 infected persons are in home isolation.
Delhi launched the country’s first plasma bank on Thursday for the affected patients. It came up at Delhi government’s Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in South Delhi. The patients can donate their plasma after 14 days of recovery.
Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting with the chief ministers of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to discuss the response strategy in Delhi-NCR.
He advocated extensive use of Arogya Setu & Itihaas App by the people to help in mapping of coronavirus cases in Delhi-NCR. Moreover, he also emphasised on adoption of more testing to reduce transmission rate.