Delhi logs 76 new Covid cases, 2 fatalities; positivity rate at 0.11% | Delhi News



Covid testing on the streets of east Delhi’s Geeta Colony. File photo

NEW DELHI: Delhi recorded 76 coronavirus cases and two fatalities while the positivity rate stood at 0.11 per cent on Tuesday, according to a health bulletin. Eighty-four more patients have recovered from the disease in the last one day, it said.
The Delhi government did not release the health bulletin on Tuesday.
On Monday, the city had recorded 45 Covid-19 cases, the lowest single-day rise in over a year, and three deaths while the positivity rate stood at 0.08 per cent.
According to covid19India.org, a crowd-sourced initiative that collects data on Covid-19 and vaccination in India, Delhi had recorded 17 cases on April 15 last year.
The city has registered 14,35,204 coronavirus cases since the pandemic started last year. As many as 14,09,501 lakh patients have recovered so far. The death toll stands at 25,020, the bulletin stated.
On Sunday, Delhi had recorded 53 cases with a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent and three deaths.
On Saturday, the city had logged 76 cases with a positivity rate of 0.19 per cent and one death.
The national capital had recorded 81 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.11 per cent and three deaths on Friday.
A total of 214 people are under home isolation in Delhi, while the number of containment zones stands at 524.
The are 683 active cases in the national capital.
A total of 67,764 tests, including 41934 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests, were conducted on Monday, while the rest were rapid antigen tests, the bulletin added.
Out of 13,815 beds, only 386 are occupied.
A total of 89,44,049 beneficiaries were vaccinated on Monday and of them, 20,95,400 were fully vaccinated.
Delhi faced a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a large number of lives daily. The rapid rise in the number of cases led to a shortage of medical oxygen at various city hospitals.
On April 20, the city had reported a record 28,395 cases. On April 22, the case positivity rate was 36.2 per cent, the highest so far.
At 448, the highest number of deaths was reported on May 3.


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