New Delhi: For the eighth straight day, Delhi reported less than 3,000 new coronavirus cases. Delhi on Friday reported 2,860 new cases, taking the cumulative tally to 3,03,693. The number of new cases reported came out of 49,135 tests conducted on the previous day.
Delhi recorded 2,726 new cases on Thursday, 2,871 on Wednesday, 2,676 fresh cases on Tuesday, 1,947 on Monday, 2,683 on Sunday, 2,258 on Saturday and 2,920 on Friday.
49,125 tests were conducted, of which 11,651 were RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 37,484 were rapid antigen tests. The positivity rate increased to 5.83 per cent from 5.11 per cent on the previous day. 53,322 tests were conducted on Wednesday, 51,505 on Tuesday, 53,591 on Monday, 35,593 on Sunday, 50,832 on Saturday and 39,306 on Friday.
38 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll has now reached 5,692. 37 deaths were reported on Thursday, 35 on Wednesday, 39 on Tuesday, 32 on Monday, 38 on Sunday and 34 on Saturday.
On the other hand, Delhi reported more than 3,000 recoveries in the last 24 hours. 3,098 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 2,76,046 in the national capital. The recovery rate increased to 90.89 from 90.73 per cent on the previous day.
The recoveries outnumbered the new cases on Friday. It affected the active cases positively. Active cases declined by 277 in the city. Delhi has now 21,955 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.
Meanwhile, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the national capital is likely to record around 15,000 daily new cases in winter because of the prevalence of respiratory illness during the season that negatively affect the disease.