Covid: Delhi records 48 new cases, zero deaths; positivity rate 0.07 pc



Delhi on Thursday recorded 48 new cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths, with the positivity rate edging up to 0.07%, according to data shared by the city’s health department.

Three Covid-related deaths have been reported this month, one each on September 7, 16 and 17, according to official figures.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Delhi stands at 25,085.

As of Thursday, 48 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.07%, according to the latest health bulletin.

On Wednesday, 30 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.04%.

The total number of Covid cases on Thursday stood at 14,384,334. More than 14.13 lakh patients have recovered from the infection.

A total of 70,533 tests – 48,971 RT-PCR tests and 21,562 rapid antigen tests – were performed a day ago, according to the bulletin.

As of Tuesday, 39 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.06%.

The daily number of cases had fallen to 17 on September 13 with no deaths recorded, while the positivity rate stood at 0.04%, according to official figures. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently warned that the chances of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were very real, while saying his government was preparing on “war footing” to fight it.

Delhi had been rocked by a brutal second wave of the pandemic, killing large numbers of people every day, and the problem of oxygen shortages at various hospitals had compounded the problems.

Since April 19, the number of daily cases and deaths on a single day had increased, with more than 28,000 cases and 277 deaths recorded on April 20; rising to 306 deaths on April 22. On May 3, the city recorded a record 448 deaths, according to official data.

However, the number of cases has shown a decreasing trend and the positivity rate has also declined in recent weeks. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain recently said medical infrastructure is being strengthened and 37,000 dedicated COVID-19 patient beds are being created to deal with the predicted third wave of the pandemic in the nation’s capital.

On Wednesday, however, he said the number of coronavirus cases was also under control over the past two months, and together society and government can fight and win, following whatever behavior is appropriate for Covid.

The number of active cases rose to 433 Thursday against 411 the day before, according to the bulletin.

The number of people in home isolation was 128 Thursday from 131 the day before, and the number of confinement zones fell slightly to 98 Thursday from 100 Wednesday, according to the bulletin.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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