Delhi Records 29 Covid Cases, Zero Deaths In One Day; positivity rate 0.06%

The nation’s capital reported 29 cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths in one day while the positivity rate stood at 0.06%, according to data shared by the health department here on Sunday.

Delhi has so far recorded four deaths from the infection in November. Four had succumbed to the viral illness in October and five in September.

With the new cases, the number of coronavirus infections in the city rose to 14,40,666. Of that number, more than 14.15 lakh patients have recovered. The death toll stands at 25,095.

According to the health bulletin, the authorities carried out 49,139 tests the day before, including 41,107 RT-PCR. There are 309 active Covid cases in Delhi, of which 133 are in home isolation. The number of containment zones stands at 124.

Delhi reported 32 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 30 on Friday.

In April and May, Delhi battled a brutal second wave of the pandemic that left large numbers of people dead and resulted in a shortage of oxygen and essential medicines in hospitals.

As of April 20, Delhi had reported 28,395 cases, the city’s highest since the start of the pandemic. On April 22, the case positivity rate was 36.2%, the highest to date.

The highest number of 448 deaths was reported on May 3.

According to the sixth serological survey, 97% of the population of Delhi have developed antibodies to the coronavirus due to the exposure of large numbers of people to the virus during the second wave and a robust vaccination in the city .

All districts of Delhi have an HIV prevalence of over 93%. Four districts – South, Center, North-East and East – recorded an HIV-positive rate of 99%, 99.5%, 99.7% and 99.8%, respectively.

Women (90.1%) have a higher rate of HIV infection than men (88.2%). Those under 18 have an HIV positive rate of 88%.

Ninety-five percent of vaccinated people who have a history of COVID-19 infection have developed antibodies compared to 82 percent of unvaccinated people.

According to government data, more than 2.28 crore vaccine doses have been administered in Delhi since the inoculation exercise began on January 16. More than 82 lakh of people received both doses.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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