Delhi sees 85 Covid cases in one day with 0.86% positivity rate

Delhi on Sunday reported 85 cases of COVID-19 and no deaths from the infection, while the positivity rate was 0.86 percent, according to data shared by the city’s health department.

Data for Sunday was shared Monday morning.

Those cases came out of the 9,829 tests carried out on Saturday.

With 85 new cases, the number of cases in the nation’s capital has risen to 18,65,300 while the death toll stands at 26,153.

The city reported 114 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday with a positivity rate of 0.71%.

As of Friday, it had recorded 131 cases of COVID-19 and one death from the infection, while the positivity rate stood at 0.57%.

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi is falling after hitting a record high of 28,867 on January 13.

Delhi had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6% on January 14, the highest in the third wave of the pandemic which was largely due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Amid falling daily cases, the number of patients in home isolation in Delhi has also dropped significantly.

As of February 1, the total number of home isolation cases was 12,312. It was 375 on Sunday, according to the last mentioned bulletin.

There are 9,755 beds for COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Delhi and 62 (0.64%) of them are occupied.

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