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COVID-19 Positivity Rate In Delhi Drops To 8.21%

The number of active cases stands at 1,097, and only 123 of the 7,976 COVID-19 beds in the city are occupied, according to the latest bulletin.

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Delhi recorded 113 fresh coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 8.21 per cent and three Covid-linked deaths on Saturday, according to data shared by the city government's health department. In its latest bulletin, it, however, said the complete case sheets of the three fatalities are awaited from hospitals. With this, Delhi's case tally climbed to 20,39,996 and the death toll rose to 26,641, it said. The fresh cases emerged from 1,376 tests conducted the previous day, the bulletin said.

The number of active cases stands at 1,097, and of these, 870 patients are in home isolation, it said. Delhi recorded 142 fresh coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 5.43 per cent and one Covid-linked death on Friday and 199 cases with a positivity rate of 7.07 per cent and three Covid-linked deaths on Thursday.  On Wednesday, the city recorded 272 cases with a positivity rate of 8.39 per cent and one death. On Tuesday, the capital logged 289 cases with a positivity rate of 9.74 per cent and one death.

The city reported 259 cases with a positivity rate of 14.3 per cent and two deaths on Monday. Only 123 of the 7,976 COVID-19 beds in the national capital are occupied, according to Saturday's bulletin. The number of coronavirus cases in Delhi had dropped to zero on January 16 for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. However, the city has witnessed a spurt in fresh cases over the past month. On April 11, mock drills were conducted in Delhi hospitals to ascertain their preparedness to deal with any eventuality.

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