Delhi reports 2,676 new coronavirus cases; positivity rate dips below 5 pc
New Delhi: Delhi recorded 2,676 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the cumulative tally to 2,95,236 on Tuesday. The number of new cases reported came out of 53,591 tests conducted on the previous day. On Monday, the new cases had slipped to 1,947, which was the lowest figure since August-end.
In the last five days, the new cases have been in the range on 2,000-3,000 on four occasions. Delhi recorded 2,683 fresh cases on Sunday, 2,258 on Saturday, 2,920 on Friday, 3,037 on Thursday, 3,390 on Wednesday and 3,227 on Tuesday.
53,591 tests were conducted, of which 9,103 were RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 44,488 were rapid antigen tests. The positivity rate declined to 4.99 per cent from 5.47 per cent on the previous day. 35,593 tests were conducted on Sunday, 50,832 on Saturday, 39,306 on Friday, 56,258 on Thursday, 55,423 on Wednesday, 59,807 on Tuesday and 59,102 on Monday.
39 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll has now reached 5,581. 32 deaths were reported on Monday, 38 on Sunday, 34 on Saturday, 37 on Friday, 40 on Thursday and 41 on Wednesday. On Tuesday, 48 deaths were reported, which was the highest single-day fatalities since July 16.
On the other hand, Delhi reported close to 3,000 recoveries in the last 24 hours. 2,997 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 2,66,935 in the national capital. The recovery rate increased to 90.41 per cent from 90.21 per cent on the previous day.
The recoveries outnumbered the new cases on Tuesday. It affected the active cases positively. Active cases declined by 360 in the city. Delhi has now 22,720 active cases. The active cases have come down in the last few days after crossing the 30,000 mark during the last upsurge in cases. 13,178 patients are currently in home isolation.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the national capital is past the peak of the second coronavirus wave and that the situation is under control to a large extent. On September 24, he had said that the experts believed the city was hit by a second wave of coronavirus. On September 17, the national capital had reported about 4,500 new cases.