Delhi: New Covid cases drop to 2,260; positivity rate at 3.58%

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Delhi: New Covid cases drop to 2,260; positivity rate at 3.58%

The active cases declined to 31,308 from 35,683 on the previous day

Delhi: New Covid cases drop to 2,260; positivity rate at 3.58%

New Delhi: The coronavirus situation is improving with each passing day in the national capital. The improvement is there on all the parameters. Delhi reported 2,260 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the cumulative tally to 14,15,219.

Delhi reported 3,009 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 3,231 on Thursday, 3,846 on Wednesday, 4,482 on Tuesday, 4,524 on Monday and 6,456 on Sunday.

The number of new cases reported came out of 63,155 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 43,061 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 20,094 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate declined to 3.58 per cent from 4.76 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 7.58 per cent.

The daily deaths slipped below the 200 mark after a long time. Delhi reported 182 deaths on Saturday, taking the toll to 23,013. Delhi reported 252 deaths on Friday, 233 on Thursday, 235 on Wednesday, 265 on Tuesday, 340 on Monday and 262 on Sunday.

The number of daily recoveries outnumbered the new cases by a significant margin again on Sataurday. A total of 6,453 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 13,60,898 in the national capital. The recovery rate was 96.16 per cent. The active cases declined to 31,308 from 35,683 on the previous day.

As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 49,957 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 41,155 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 8,802 people received their second dose. So far, 50,17,579 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.

Out of the total 24,964 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 14,463 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation declined to 18,060 from 20,673 on Friday.