Delhi reports 20,394 new Covid-19 cases and 407 deaths, positivity rate falls to 28%
Delhi on Sunday reported 20,394 new Covid-19 cases and 407 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate in the national capital has gone down from 30 per cent and stands at 28 per cent as of Sunday, the health bulletin showed.
The Capital on Saturday reported the highest-single day surge in the number of daily deaths as it added 412 lost lives to the toll. The fresh fatalities took the death toll to 16,966, according to the health bulletin.
The number of new cases reported in the last day has declined by around 5,000 as Delhi registered 25,219 infections on Saturday. The fall in the cases can also be attributed to the decline in the number of samples tested in the last 24 hours. As many as 71,997 tests were done on Sunday in comparison to 79,780 on Saturday when the positivity rate stood at 31.61 per cent.
The new cases took the active caseload in the Capital to 92,290 and the positive cases tally to 1,194,946, the bulletin showed.
The case fatality rate in Delhi marginally increased for the second straight day and currently stands at 1.42 per cent. On Saturday, the fatality rate increased from 1.40 to 1.41 per cent.
More than 24,000 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, in contrast to 27,421 on Saturday. The total recoveries as of Sunday amounts to 1,085,690, as per the bulletin.
Delhi is again under lockdown for the next seven days as the infections continue to rise and the healthcare infrastructure has reached its capacity. There is a severe shortage of oxygen, due to which many lives have been lost till now. Batra hospital on Saturday reported the death of 12 Covid-19 patients, including that of a doctor due to the paucity of the life-saving oxygen.
At present, 4,629 beds in dedicated Covid care centres and 84 beds in dedicated Covid health centres are vacant in Delhi, the data in the bulletin showed.