Delhi reports record 348 deaths; 24,331 new coronavirus cases

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Delhi reports record 348 deaths; 24,331 new coronavirus cases

It was the sixth consecutive day when more than 23,000 cases were recorded in the city

Delhi reports record 348 deaths; 24,331 new coronavirus cases

New Delhi: The coronavirus situation is worsening with each passing day in Delhi. While the fresh coronavirus cases continue to be in high ranges, the daily fatalities figure has also shot up scarily.
On Friday, the city recorded 24,331 new coronavirus cases, taking the cumulative tally to 9,80,679.

It was the sixth consecutive day when more than 23,000 coronavirus cases were recorded in the city. Delhi reported 26,169 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 24,638 on Wednesday, 28,395 on Tuesday, 23,686 on Monday, 25,462 on Sunday and 24,375 on Saturday.

The number of new cases reported came out of 75,037 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 43,711 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 31,326 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity was recorded at 32.43 per cent. The cumulative positivity rate was 5.9 per cent, slightly higher than a day before.

The rising number of fatalities has been a real cause of concern in Delhi. Delhi recorded its highest ever fatalities in the last 24 hours. Three hundred forty eight deaths were recorded on Friday, taking the toll to 13,541 in the national capital. Earlier, 306 deaths were recorded on Thursday, 249 on Wednesday, 277 on Tuesday and 240 on Monday.

The new cases exceeded the recoveries yet again. A total of 23,572 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 8,75,109 in the national capital. The active cases increased by 411 in the national capital. The total number of active cases increased to 92,029 from 91,618 on the previous day. The active cases are at its highest level since the start of pandemic.

As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 67,424 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 47,053 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 20,371 people received their second dose. So far, 28,44,055 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.

Out of the total 20,642 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 2,096 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation jumped to 48,502 from 46,585 on Thursday.