New Delhi: With the significant rise in the daily recovery figures, the recovery rate went past 87 per cent in Delhi on Saturday. A total of 2,137 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total recovery figures to 1,13,068.
Delhi recorded 1,142 new cases taking the tally to 1,29,531 on Saturday. In the last 13 days, the daily new cases have been below 2,000 mark.
As recoveries were almost double of the new cases, the active cases dropped significantly in the national capital. Active cases declined by 1,024 in the last 24 hours. Delhi has now 12,657 active cases which is the lowest in seven weeks.
With 29 fatalities, the toll reached 3,806 in the last 24 hours. The fatality rate is now 2.93 per cent.
Over 20,500 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours. Out of that, 14,000 were rapid antigen tests. Over 9.29 lakh people have been tested so far.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Delhi has reached 8th position in terms of number of active cases. Situation was bad till a few days back. We were at 2nd position. However, there is no room for complacency. Take precautions and stay safe.”
In another tweet, the CM wrote, “Corona bed occupancy has come down sharply from 23 June to 26 July. Much lesser number of people are now falling ill. Most of those falling ill are getting treated at home. Therefore, very few people are now needing hospitalisation.”
On the other hand, Kejriwal inaugurated a 450-bed Covid centre in a government hospital at Burari. The government also plans to inaugurate another 200-bed Covid facility in Ambedkar Nagar.