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58 new cases of COVID-19, one more death reported in Delhi

The national capital logged 63 fresh COVID-19 cases and three deaths due to the disease on Friday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.09 per cent.

Published: 31st July 2021 06:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2021 06:42 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi covid sample collection

A health worker collects swab sample from a man for coronavirus rapid antigen and RT-PCR testing. (Photo | Parveen Negi, EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The national capital recorded 58 new COVID-19 cases and one death due to the disease on Saturday, while the positivity rate slightly decreased to 0.08 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here.

The single new fatality pushed the death toll in the city to 25,053, according to the latest bulletin. The national capital logged 63 fresh COVID-19 cases and three deaths due to the disease on Friday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.09 per cent.

No death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi on Thursday, while 51 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.08 per cent, according to official data. This was the third time since the start of the second wave of the pandemic in the national capital that zero fatality had been logged in a day.

On July 18 and July 24 too, no death due to COVID-19 was recorded, according to official figures. On March 2 this year, the national capital had reported zero death due to the virus. On that day, the number of single-day infections stood at 217 and the positivity rate was 0.33 per cent. The second wave swept the city during April-May period.



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