New Covid cases drop near 3,000 mark; positivity rate slips below 5%

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New Covid cases drop near 3,000 mark; positivity rate slips below 5%

In a first since April 4, positivity rate drops below 5%

New Covid cases drop near 3,000 mark; positivity rate slips below 5%

New Delhi: Many coronavirus parameters shown betterment and promped a respite from the deadly virus. The new Covid infection count was just above 3000 mark on Friday, lowest since April 1. Delhi reported 3,009 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally to 14,12,959.

Delhi reported 3,231 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 3,846 on Wednesday, 4,482 on Tuesday, 4,524 on Monday, 6,456 on Sunday and 6,430 on Saturday.

The number of new cases reported came out of 63,190 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 45,685 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 17,505 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

It was first time since April 4 when the positivity rate dropped below 5 per cent. The positivity rate declined to 4.76 per cent from 5.50 per cent on the previous day. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), positivity of below 5 per cent is considered to be safe. The cumulative positivity rate was 7.6 per cent.

The daily deaths figures have also come down in last three days. It was reported below the mark of 300 again on Friday. Delhi reported 252 deaths on Friday, taking the toll to 22,831. Delhi reported 233 deaths on Thursday, 235 on Wednesday, 265 on Tuesday, 340 on Monday, 262 on Sunday and 337 on Saturday.

The number of daily recoveries outnumbered the new cases by a significant margin again on Friday. A total of 7,288 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 13,54,445 in the national capital. The recovery rate was 95.85 per cent. The active cases declined to 35,683 from 40,214 on the previous day. The active cases were at its lowest level since April 11.

As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 77,594 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 56,375 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 21,219 people received their second dose. So far, 49,67,622 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.

Out of the total 25,068 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 13,680 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation declined to 20,673 from 23,851 on Thursday.