Delhi: Coronavirus parameters prompt worsening of situation in last 7 days
New Delhi: The coronavirus situation is again worsening in the national capital. Since the start of July, the parameters reflected an improvement in the overall coronavirus situation. But in the last seven days, the parameters showed change in the opposite direction.
Barring Monday, the new coronavirus cases recorded above the 1,000 mark on all the days in the last seven days. The increase in new cases has also affected the hospital admissions. Now, out of the 13,906 beds, 3,318 beds are occupied, which is 24 per cent occupancy.
Delhi recorded 1,257 new coronavirus cases taking the tally to 1,47,391 on Tuesday.
Positivity rate is constantly increasing in the last seven days. It has now increased to 6.5 per cent on Tuesday, up from 5.7 per cent on Monday.
The new cases have significantly outnumbered the recoveries on Tuesday. It has been happening on a daily basis except Monday in the last seven days. On Tuesday, 727 patients recovered from the deadly virus. Now, a total of 132,384 patients have recovered in the national capital.
The active cases also increased significantly on Tuesday. There was an increase of 522 active cases in the last 24 hours. There are now 10,868 active cases in Delhi. It had gone below the 10,000 mark seven days back.
However, the high point of Tuesday was a significant dip in the daily fatalities which went below 10. 8 patients died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 4,139 in the national capital.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government’s effort will be to ensure that there are no deaths in the national capital. He added that every person is valuable.
“Today, only eight deaths were reported in Delhi. After many days, the deaths were below 10. We have taken many steps to decrease the deaths from coronavirus. Our intention is to bring the deaths to deaths. Every person is important for us,” he tweeted.