New Delhi: For the third day in a row, Delhi reported less than 2,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Delhi reported 1,568 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally to 14,19,986. As per many experts, the drop in new cases has been seen due to the lockdown in the city.
Delhi reported 1,550 new coronavirus cases on Monday, 1,649 on Sunday, 2,260 on Saturday, 3,009 on Friday, 3,231 on Thursday and 3,846 on Wednesday.
The number of new cases reported came out of 73,406 tests conducted on the previous day. So far, a total of 1,88,62,103 tests have been conducted in the national capital. The positivity rate declined to 2.14 per cent from 2.52 per cent on the previous day. It was lowest since March 27.
On the other hand, the city reported less than 200 deaths in the last 24 hours. Delhi recorded 156 deaths on Tuesday, which was lowest number of fatalities since April 16. The toll has now reached 23,565.
The city reported 207 deaths on Monday, 189 on Sunday, 182 on Saturday, 252 on Friday, 233 on Thursday and 235 on Wednesday.
The number of daily recoveries outnumbered the new cases by a significant margin again on Tuesday. A total of 4,251 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 13,74,682 in the national capital. The recovery rate was 96.8 per cent.
The active cases dropped below 22,000. It was at eight-week low. The active cases declined to 21,739 from 24,578 on the previous day.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the situation is now under control in the national capital and he is preparing for the third wave. He tweeted, “Second wave in control, started prep for 3rd wave.”