Delhi reports less than 4,000 cases on fourth consecutive day
New Delhi: Delhi on Wednesday recorded 3,714 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the cumulative tally to 2,56,789. It is the fourth consecutive day when new cases were less than 4,000. The new cases were registered from more than 59,580 tests conducted on the previous day.
Over the past 15 days, Delhi has seen an average of 3,715 cases per day.
With 36 fatalities, the death toll reached 5,087 in the national capital.
On the other hand, Delhi continues to register a higher number of recoveries. 4,465 patients recovered from the deadly disease on Wednesday. Now, a total of 2,20,866 people has recovered in the national capital.
Active cases declined by 787 in the last 24 hours. Delhi has now 30,836 active cases. At present, there are 15,804 Covid hospital beds in Delhi, of which 7,051 or 45 per cent are occupied.
The Health Minister looked optimistic seeing the current trend of Covid cases in the national capital. Jain said that Delhi has seemingly hit a plateau and a downward trend will definitely be seen in the next one-two weeks.
“The positivity rate has come down to 7 per cent over the past week, as compared to 8.5 per cent to 9 per cent earlier. Overall, since the beginning of the pandemic, it has come down to 9 per cent from the earlier 12 per cent,” Jain said.
He said, “There are signs of stabilising of trend now. Earlier, there was a sudden increase in the number of cases as the number of tests went up. We found the cases and isolated them at home or in hospitals. You will definitely see a downward trend in the next two weeks.”