Delhi reports 1,649 new coronavirus cases; positivity rate dips to 2.42%

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Delhi reports 1,649 new coronavirus cases; positivity rate dips to 2.42%

The active cases declined to 27,610 from 31,308 on the previous day

Delhi reports 1,649 new coronavirus cases; positivity rate dips to 2.42%

New Delhi: There was again improvement in all the parameters of coronavirus in the city. The new coronavirus cases dropped below the mark of 2,000 after a long gap. Delhi reported 1,649 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the cumulative tally to 14,16,868.

Delhi reported 2,260 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 3,009 on Friday, 3,231 on Thursday, 3,846 on Wednesday, 4,482 on Tuesday and 4,524 on Monday.

The number of new cases reported came out of 68,043 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 46,745 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 21,298 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate declined to 2.42 per cent from 3.58 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 7.57 per cent.

The daily deaths slipped below the 200 mark again. Delhi reported 189 deaths on Sunday, taking the toll to 23,202. Delhi reported 182 deaths on Saturday, 252 on Friday, 233 on Thursday, 235 on Wednesday, 265 on Tuesday and 340 on Monday.

The number of daily recoveries outnumbered the new cases by a significant margin again on Sunday. A total of 5,158 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 13,66,056 in the national capital. The recovery rate was 96.41 per cent. The active cases declined to 27,610 from 31,308 on the previous day.

As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 64,319 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 44,752 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 19,567 people received their second dose. So far, 50,81,898 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.

Out of the total 25,048 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 15,388 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation declined to 15,844 from 18,060 on Saturday.