For second straight day, new Covid cases below 5,000 mark in Delhi
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For second straight day, new Covid cases below 5,000 mark in Delhi

The positivity rate shrunk to 6.89 per cent

For second straight day, new Covid cases below 5,000 mark in Delhi

New Delhi: Continuing with the dip, Delhi again recorded new coronavirus cases below the mark of 5,000. It was the fifth straight day when the new cases were also below 10,000 mark. On Tuesday, 4,482 new cases were reported, taking the cumulative tally to 14,02,873.

Delhi reported 4,524 new coronavirus cases on Monday, 6,456 on Sunday, 6,430 on Saturday, 8,506 on Friday, 10,489 on Thursday and 13,287 on Wednesday.

The number of new cases reported came out of 65,004 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 43,915 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 21,089 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate declined to 6.89 per cent from 8.42 per cent on the previous day. The cumulative positivity rate was 7.62 per cent.

On the other hand, the daily deaths also witnessed a considerable dip in comparison to the previous day. It was reported below the mark of 300. Delhi reported 265 deaths on Tuesday, taking the toll to 22,111. Delhi reported 340 deaths on Monday, 262 on Sunday, 337 on Saturday, 289 on Friday, 308 on Thursday and 300 on Wednesday.

A total of 9,403 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 13,29,899 in the national capital. The recovery rate was 94.79 per cent. The active cases declined to 50,863 from 56,049 on the previous day.

As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 1,13,310 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 93,718 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 19,592 people received their second dose. So far, 47,15,785 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.

Out of the total 24,305 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 9,906 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation declined to 31,197 from 35,141 on Monday.