New Delhi: The city of Delhi is witnessing a high number of fatalities everyday. Incidentally, the mark of 400 daily deaths was breached for the first time on Saturday. Delhi recorded 412 fatalities in the last 24 hours, which is the highest single-day fatality since the pandemic hit the city. With this, the death toll has reached 16,559 in the national capital.
Delhi recorded 375 deaths on Friday, 395 on Thursday, 368 on Wednesday, 381 on Tuesday, 380 on Monday, 350 on Sunday, and 357 on Saturday.
The Capital reported 25,219 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the cumulative tally to 11,74,552. It was the fourteenth consecutive day when more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases were reported from the city.
The city reported 27,047 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 24,235 on Thursday, 25,986 on Wednesday, 24,149 on Tuesday, 20,201 on Monday, and 22,933 on Sunday.
The number of new cases reported came out of 79,780 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 63,271 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 16,509 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate was recorded at 31.61 per cent. The cumulative positivity rate was 6.82 per cent, slightly higher than a day before.
A total of 27,421 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 10,61,246 in the national capital. The active cases declined to 96,747 from 99,361 on the previous day.
As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 45,353 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 21,828 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 23,525 people received their second dose. So far, 32,52,926 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.
Out of the total 21,227 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 1,295 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation declined to 50,554 from 51,616 on Friday.