Delhi registers 2,548 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths in last 24 hours
New Delhi: Delhi on Monday recorded 2,548 new cases, taking the cumulative tally to 2,49,259. It is the lowest new infection figure in the last 12 days. The new infection count has come below the 4,000 mark in the last two days. It happened after continuously clocking more than 4,000 new cases.
Delhi had registered 3,812 cases on Sunday, 4,071 cases on Saturday, 4,127 cases on Friday, 4,432 cases on Thursday, 4,473 cases on Wednesday and 4,263 cases on Tuesday.
In the last 13 days, there were three occasions when the new cases were below the 4,000 mark. On all these three days, the number of tests conducted were relatively lower than the other days. The same happened on Monday as only 33,733 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Delhi’s positivity rate was recorded at 7.55 per cent on Monday. The cumulative positive rate has been recorded at 9.67 per cent.
Saturday was the fifth consecutive day when more than 60,000 tests were conducted. The number of tests conducted and respective fresh cases being reported in the period of September 15-20 are – 62,669 (4,263); 62,593 (4,473); 60,014 (4,432); 61,037 (4,127); 61,973 (4,071) and 52,405 (3,812). Delhi has tested 1.32 lakh people per million. The total number of tests conducted so far is recorded at over 25.78 lakh.
The number of daily recoveries has gone up significantly in the last few days. It has been above 3,000 mark continuously. On Monday, 3,672 patients recovered from the deadly disease. A total of 2,13,304 patients have recovered in the city so far.
After a long gap, recoveries exceeded the new cases by a big margin on Monday. It affected the active cases figure. Active cases decreased by more than 1,000 in the last 24 hours. Delhi has now 30,941 active cases, out of which 19,213 patients are in home isolation. Out of the 15,861 beds available in COVID hospitals, 8,691 are vacant, while 1,864 beds in COVID care centres are occupied.
Meanwhile, with 32 deaths, the toll crossed 5,000 mark in Delhi. The total tally now stands at 5,014. In the last 7 days, fatalities have ranged between the 30 to 40 every day, with more than 240 deaths being registered in one week.