As coronavirus infections continue to spiral out of control in Delhi, the city logged a record 448 fatalities on Monday. This is the third consecutive day, the national capital has reported more than 400 deaths. On Sunday, Delhi had logged 407 fatalities and on Saturday the toll stood at 412.
Delhi’s Covid-19 positivity rate continued to remain below 30 per cent on Monday. While the positivity rate stood at 28.33 per cent on Sunday, it was 29.56 per cent on Monday. Prior to that, it had remained above 30 per cent for 13 days.
These developments come in the backdrop of India’s active caseload breaching the 33-lakh mark. Meanwhile, the national Covid death toll increased to 2,18,959 with 3,417 daily new fatalities.
However, Delhi logged 18,043 cases on Monday, its lowest daily tally since April 15 when 16,699 people were diagnosed with the disease. The low number of cases can be attributed to less tests (61,045) conducted on Sunday.
According to the bulletin, only 1,611 vaccine doses were administered a day ago, the lowest so far. This included 1,260 people who received the first dose. The positivity rate remained below 30 percent for the second consecutive day.
Delhi had reported a positivity rate of 28.33 per cent on Sunday, 31.6 per cent on Saturday, 32.7 per cent on Friday, 32.8 per cent on Thursday, 31.8 per cent on Wednesday, 32.7 per cent on Tuesday, and 35 per cent on Monday.
On April 22, a positivity rate of 36.2 per cent, the highest so far, was recorded.
The city had witnessed 407 deaths on Sunday, 412 on Saturday, the highest so far; 375 on Friday, 395 on Thursday, 368 on Wednesday; 381 on Tuesday, 380 on Monday, 350 on last Sunday, and 357 on Saturday last week, according to government data.
Delhi had recorded 20,394 cases on Sunday, 25,219 on Saturday, 27,047 on Friday, 24,235 on Thursday, 25,986 on Wednesday, 24,149 on Tuesday, 20,201 on Monday, 22,933 on last Sunday, and 24,103 last Saturday.
The city has so far recorded 12,12,989 cases, of which over 11.05 lakh have recovered. The death toll due to the viral disease stands at 17,414, the bulletin said.
The number of active cases dipped to 89,592 from 92,290 active cases the day before, it added.
A significant number of 20,293 patients recovered from the virus during the period.
Out of the 21,477 COVID beds in various hospitals of the city, only 1,335 are vacant. A total of 50,441 patients are recovering in home isolation, the bulletin said.
The number of containment zones in the city has jumped to 44,052 from 42,098 the previous day.
(With PTI inputs)
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