Covid: Delhi records zero deaths, 21 new cases; positivity rate 0.04 pc: The Tribune India


New Delhi, October 16

Delhi recorded no deaths from Covid-19 and 21 new cases on Saturday with a positivity rate of 0.04%, according to data shared by the city’s health department.

Two deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded so far this month in Delhi, on October 2 and 10, according to official data.

Only five Covid-related deaths were reported last month, one each on September 7, 16 and 17, and two on September 28, according to official figures.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Delhi stands at 25,089.

On Saturday, 21 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.04%, according to the latest health bulletin.

As of Friday, 26 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.04%.

As of Thursday, 28 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.05%, according to official data.

The cumulative number of cases is 1439,358. More than 14.13 lakh patients have recovered from the infection.

A total of 48,870 tests – 43,504 RT-PCRs and 5,366 rapid antigens – were performed a day ago, according to the bulletin.

The daily number of cases had fallen to 17 by September 13, with no deaths recorded that day, while the positivity rate was 0.04%, according to official figures.

Despite a drop in daily cases over the past few days, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal previously warned that the chances of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic were very real, while saying his government was preparing on the ” war foot “. 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 was being strengthened and 37,000 dedicated beds for Covid-19 patients were being created to deal with the third wave expected pandemic in the nation’s capital.

The number of active cases rose to 326 on Saturday against 327 the day before, according to the bulletin.

The number of people in home isolation stood at 96 on Saturday from 104 the day before, and the number of confinement zones rose to 104 from 99 on Friday, according to the bulletin. —PTI

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