New Delhi: The coronavirus situation is deteriorating very fast in Delhi. While the fresh coronavirus cases continue to be in high ranges, the daily fatalities figure has also shot up scarily.
On Saturday, the city recorded 24,103 new coronavirus cases, taking the cumulative tally to 10,04,782.
It was the seventh consecutive day when more than 23,000 coronavirus cases were recorded in the city. Delhi reported 24,331 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 26,169 on Thursday, 24,638 on Wednesday, 28,395 on Tuesday, 23,686 on Monday, and 25,462 on Sunday.
The number of new cases reported came out of 74,702 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 42,346 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 32,356 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate was recorded at 32.27 per cent. The cumulative positivity rate was 6.01 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 fifty seven deaths were recorded on Saturday, taking the toll to 13,898 in the national capital. Earlier, 348 deaths were recorded on Friday, 306 on Thursday, 249 on Wednesday, 277 on Tuesday and 240 on Monday.
The new cases exceeded the recoveries yet again. A total of 22,695 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 8,97,804 in the national capital. The active cases increased by 1,051 in the national capital. The total number of active cases increased to 93,080 from 92,029 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 35,455 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 20,615 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 14,840 people received their second dose. So far, 28,79,510 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.
Out of the total 19,622 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 1,559 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation jumped to 50,285 from 48,502 on Friday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended the lockdown by a week in the national capital. He said that the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the city and there was public opinion to extend the lockdown.