Coronavirus in Delhi: Recovery rate goes past 76 pc; active cases below 22k mark
New Delhi: The number of daily coronavirus infections continues to be in the range of 2,000. However, the good news is that the daily recovery figures are also increasing substantially. As per the Delhi government bulletin, as many as 4,027 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total recovery figures to 82,226.
The recovery rate has now gone past 76 per cent which is a very good sign. The number of recoveries is now four times the active cases.
The number of active cases now stands at 21,567. It was 23,452 on Wednesday. 12,543 patients are in home isolation.
With 2,187 fresh coronavirus cases, tally now reached 1,07,051 in Delhi on Thursday. As per the Delhi government bulletin, the death toll mounted to 3,258 with 45 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Bed occupancies have also gone down. Now, there is ample availability of beds in Delhi. At present, 4,784 beds are occupied in the hospitals out of a total capacity of 15,096 beds.
9,719 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR) tests and 12,570 Rapid Antigen tests were conducted on Thursday. 7,24,148 tests have been conducted till date in the national capital.
On Thursday, Delhi government adopted Test-Track-Treat strategy to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the state. Under this, it was decided that Rapid Antigen Detection Tests will be offered by all the dispensaries and polyclinics of the government between 9 am and 12 pm to all the eligible persons. It comes into effect immediately.
Persons with Influenza like illness (ILI) symptoms will be eligible for the test. Testing will also be conducted on asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts.
Delhi has been reporting nearly 2,500 coronavirus cases every day. As per the government’s assumptions, there are at least 7-8 direct and high-risk contacts. These persons will be traced and tested. The authorities plan to test at least 20,000 people every day.