New Delhi: The continuous improvement in Delhi’s coronavirus situation has started to affect the statistics. On Friday, Delhi dropped to fourth most affected states in the country. The state was at number three position for a very long time.
Andhra Pradesh has surpassed Delhi to become the third most affected state.
Friday’s highlights included improvement in recovery rate, which is now 89.18 per cent. As many as 1,206 patients recovered from the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,20,930 patients have recovered in the national capital so far.
With 1,195 fresh cases, the tally increased to 1,35,598 in Delhi on Friday. The daily new cases have shown signs of stagnation as it has remained around 1,000 mark in the last few days.
In the last 24 hours, the active cases declined by 38 taking the total to 10,705 in the national capital. On the other hand, 27 patients died due to coronavirus on Friday. The death toll has now reached 3,963.
Now, a total of 5,763 patients are in home isolation. 5,629 RTPCR test and 13,462 rapid antigen tests were conducted in last 24 hours. 19,091 tests were conducted in Delhi on Friday. Total tests figure reached 10,32,785 in the national capital so far.
Meanwhile, the next round of sero-survey is slated to start on Saturday. In a five days exercise, the authorities will analyse the coronavirus situation in Delhi. On July 22, the health minister Satyendar Jain had announced that serological surveys will be conducted every month to assess the situation in the national capital.
The sero-survey will be conducted between August 1 and 5. The health department has prepared a detailed plan. The medical officers have been asked to conduct the survey in their respective areas.