Delhi in severe grip of coronavirus; several parameters at new highs

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Delhi in severe grip of coronavirus; several parameters at new highs

On Tuesday, Delhi recorded highest single-day fatalities again

Delhi in severe grip of coronavirus; several parameters at new highs

New Delhi: The city of Delhi is presently under severe grip of coronavirus as the daily cases and deaths continue to shatter records consistently. On Tuesday, the Capital recorded 28,395 new Covid-19 cases, taking the cumulative tally to 9,05,541. It was the highest single-day spike recorded since the pandemic hit the city.

Delhi reported 23,686 new coronavirus cases on Monday, 25,462 on Sunday, 24,375 on Saturday, 19,486 cases on Friday, 16,699 cases on Thursday and 17,282 on Wednesday.

The number of new cases reported came out of 86,526 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 56,724 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 29,802 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity jumped to 32.82 per cent from 26.12 per cent on the previous day. The cumulative positivity was 5.52 per cent, slightly higher than a day before.

On Tuesday, Delhi recorded highest single-day fatalities again. Two hundred seventy seven people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 12,638. On Monday, 240 deaths were reported from the city. It was the highest single-day fatality figure.

The new cases exceeded the daily recoveries by a big margin in the last 24 hours. A total of 19,430 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 8,07,328 in the national capital.

The active cases increased by 8,688 in the national capital. The total number of active cases rose to 85,575 from 76,887 on the previous day. This is the highest active cases tally since the pandemic hit the national capital.

As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 59,491 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 39,141 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 20,350 people received their second dose. So far, 26,73,497 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.

Out of the total 19,604 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 3,186 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation jumped to 40,124 from 37,337 on Monday.