Delhi records five-month high of 86 new Covid-19 cases

Updated on Dec 18, 2021 07:45 PM IST

The day’s updated health bulletin showed there were no fresh deaths, while 68 people recovered from the viral disease. At present, the current active caseload stood at 484.

Representative image.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Representative image.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
By, New Delhi

Delhi on Saturday registered 86 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the highest single-day rise in over five months, with the positivity rate touching 0.13 per cent.

The day’s updated health bulletin showed there were no fresh deaths, while 68 people recovered from the viral disease. At present, the current active caseload stood at 484.

On Thursday, the national capital saw 85 new cases of the virus being registered with the positivity rate hitting a nearly six-month high of 0.15 per cent. A day later, the number of fresh daily cases fell to 69 with a positivity rate of 0.12 per cent.

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The rise in cases is being recorded in the wake of the Omicron scare in the national capital as the total number of patients infected with the latest highly contagious variant of coronavirus jumped by 12 on Friday to reach 22.

The number of Covid cases recorded in Delhi so far reached 14,42,090, while over 14.16 lakh patients have recovered from the disease.

Two deaths due to the viral disease have, so far, been recorded in December in Delhi.

(With agency inputs)

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