Delhi records 280 new Covid cases, no new deaths; 4.2% positivity rate
Delhi reported 280 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with a positivity rate of 4.21%, according to health department data. No new deaths have been recorded.
With the new infections and deaths, the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi rose to 19,41,015 and the death toll stood at 26,284, according to the health department bulletin.
The new cases came out of 6,645 tests carried out the previous day, he said.
The capital had registered 433 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday with a positivity rate of 2.96% and two deaths.
On Saturday, it recorded 544 cases of COVID-19 with a positivity rate of 3.37% and two deaths.
The capital recorded 531 cases on Friday with a positivity rate of 3.13% and three deaths.
Of the 9,469 beds for COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Delhi, only 131 were occupied on Monday. Beds in Covid Care Centers and Covid Health Centers are vacant, the bulletin said.
The number of active cases in Delhi stands at 1,942, down from 2,146 a day earlier. As many as 1,553 patients are in home isolation, he said.
There are 279 containment zones in the capital, he added.
The nation’s capital has reported a few cases of Omicron’s BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, which are highly transmissible, but experts have urged people not to panic as these subvariants do not cause serious infection. .
The number of daily Covid cases in Delhi hit a record high of 28,867 on January 13 during the third wave of the pandemic.
The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6% on January 14, the highest in the third wave of the pandemic.
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