New Delhi: After seeing a drastic drop in new coronavirus cases on the previous day, Delhi witnessed 1,056 new cases taking the tally to 1,32,275 on Tuesday.
Also, the day’s highlights included reporting of no death at the LNJP Hospital (dedicated Covid hospital) on Monday. It has happened for the first time in two months.
With 28 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the death toll reached 3,881.
Recoveries again exceeded the new cases resulting in further decline in the active cases. A total of 1,135 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 1,17,507. The recovery rate is now 88.83 per cent. The national recovery rate is 64 per cent.
Active cases declined by 107 in the last 24 hours. There are now 10,887 active cases in the national capital. A total of 18,544 tests were conducted on Tuesday. The positivity rate is 5.69 per cent. At present, there are 715 containment zones in the national capital.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said that the state of Delhi has gone down to 10th position in terms of active cases in the country. He said that Delhi was at 2nd position one-and-a-half months ago.
As per the Delhi Corona App, only 2,783 beds of the 15,438 dedicated beds are occupied at private and government hospitals in Delhi.
As the beds have remained unoccupied, many hospitals are now citing losses and urging the Delhi government to allow non-Covid services. Most of the hospitals said that more than half of their beds are empty.