Coronavirus in Delhi: Spurt in recoveries results in decline of bed occupancies
New Delhi: A spurt in the coronavirus recovery rate, which remained over 70 per cent for the third day in a row on Tuesday, resulted in decreasing the occupancies of beds in Delhi. The occupancy has now fallen below the 5,000 mark for the first time in a month’s time.
The occupancy figure stood at 4,885 in Delhi hospitals on Tuesday. A total of 10,201 beds are now unoccupied. There has been a significant decline in the new bed occupancy rate in the last five weeks.
So far, 74,217 people have recovered from coronavirus in Delhi. 2,129 people have recovered in the last 24 hours. There has also been a steep decline in the positivity rate. It has been recorded at 6.73 per cent over the last three weeks.
On Tuesday, Delhi reported 2,008 cases taking the total tally to 1,02,831. The daily number of cases have swung both ways in the last few days without showing a particular trend. However, on Monday, the total figures declined to 1,379. The figures went down from the range of 2,000 for the first time in the past one week.
The city had reported the highest single day spike of 3,947 on June 23. Since then, the daily number of cases has gone down.
Out of the total cases reported in Delhi, 25,449 are active cases. At present, Delhi has a total of 16,608 infected people under home isolation.
Delhi has tested a total of 6,79,831 people as of now. 22,448 people were tested in the last 24 hours. It included both RTPCR and Rapid antigen tests.