NEW DELHI: The national capital recorded 576 fresh Covid-19 cases — the lowest since March 17 — at a positivity rate of 0.78% and 103 more fatalities due to the viral disease on Wednesday.
This was the third consecutive day that the positivity rate stayed below the 1% mark in the capital. The last few days, before Wednesday, also saw the number of fatalities remain below the 100-mark. “One of the factors for the increase in deaths among Covid patients is mucormycosis. There are more than 700 active cases of the deadly fungal infection in the city,” an official said. He, however, added that new admissions due to Covid-related complications have reduced sharply over the past week.
As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the country, Delhi began witnessing a rise in the number of daily Covid cases and deaths from April 19. It reported the highest single-day spike of 448 deaths on May 3.
However, there has been a declining trend in the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths over the last several days.
According to the state government health bulletin, 1,287 people have recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours. A total of 73,451 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 51,349 RT-PCR tests.
Meanwhile, 50,568 persons were vaccinated in the past 24 hours in Delhi, including 33,758 who received the first dose of the vaccine. A total of 54,60,805 beneficiaries have been jabbed, of which 12,41,093 beneficiaries have received both the doses.
Wednesday’s 576 fresh cases took Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to 14,27,439, while the death toll climbed to 24,402. The case fatality rate, meanwhile, stood at 1.71%. A total of 13,93,673 patients have either recovered, been discharged or migrated out.
The number of active Covid-19 cases stands at 9,364, of which 4,531 are in home isolation. On Tuesday, the number of patients in home isolation was 4,888. Wednesday’s active case (9,364) tally slightly declined from 10,178 cases recorded a day ago. Meanwhile, of the 24,584 beds in hospitals, 20,572 are lie vacant. The number of containment zones in the city stands at 17,770.