Delhi reports record 448 deaths; 18,043 new coronavirus cases

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Delhi reports record 448 deaths; 18,043 new coronavirus cases

The active cases declined to 89,592 from 92,290 on the previous day

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New Delhi: The city of Delhi continues to witness a high number of fatalities everyday. Delhi reported 448 deaths on Monday, which was the highest single-day fatality since the pandemic hit the city. With this, the death toll reached 17,414 in the national capital. It was the third consecutive day when more than 400 fatalities were recorded in the city.

Delhi recorded 407 deaths on Sunday, 412 on Saturday, 375 deaths on Friday, 395 on Thursday, 368 on Wednesday, and 381 on Tuesday.

The Capital reported 18,043 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the cumulative tally to 12,12,989. The city reported 20,394 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 25,219 on Saturday, 27,047 on Friday, 24,235 on Thursday, 25,986 on Wednesday, and 24,149 on Tuesday.

The number of new cases reported came out of 61,045 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 51,185 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 9,860 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate was recorded at 29.56 per cent. The cumulative positivity rate was 6.99 per cent, slightly higher than a day before.

A total of 20,293 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 11,05,983 in the national capital. The active cases declined to 89,592 from 92,290 on the previous day.

As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 1,611 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,260 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 351 people received their second dose. So far, 33,04,170 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.

Out of the total 21,477 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 1,335 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation slightly declined to 50,441 from 50,742 on Sunday.