With the national capital witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the past few days, the number of active cases of the disease in the city has now increased to 3,705 from 601 on April 11.
With the national capital seeing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the past few days, the number of active cases has increased to 3,253 from 601 on April 11.
Delhi had reported one death and 1,009 fresh COVID cases on Wednesday, the maximum since February 10, with a positivity rate of 5.7 per cent.
The national capital on Monday recorded four Covid-19 deaths. This is the first time the death rate dipped since January 8 when a total of seven deaths were reported.
Health officials stated hardly one fourth of the deaths are because of COVID-19 and most of the deaths are because of comorbid conditions including cancer, chronic kidney diseases.
The number of fresh cases have been witnessing a decline for one week except on January 19 when cases went up marginally – to 13,785.
The number of deaths is increasing at a steady rate. According to Dr Suresh Kumar, Director, Lok Nayak Hospital, the patients who lost their lives had comorbid conditions.
The national capital so far has recorded a total of 70 Covid deaths in this month.
Delhi logged 17 deaths due to COVID-19 and 22,751 infections in a day as the positivity rate soared to 23.53 per cent.
Fresh cases and positivity rate keep rising, majority of hospitalised Covid-19 patients are ones with co-morbidities
The city government has been ramping up health infrastructure to prevent a repeat of the crisis witnessed during the peak of the second wave of coronavirus in April and May.
This is the 20th time since the start of the second Covid wave in the national capital that zero fatality has been logged in a day.
Twenty-five fresh cases of Covid-19, the lowest since April 15 last year, and two deaths due to the disease were recorded on Thursday, August 19, while the positivity rate stood at 0.04 per cent.
Delhi reported 53 fresh COVID-19 cases and zero fatalities on Sunday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.08 per cent.
This is the ninth time since the starting of the second wave of the pandemic that zero fatality has been logged in the city in a day.