published by, Pragati Pal
Last Update: April 26, 2023, 23:33 IST
Delhi reported seven fatalities on Wednesday, the highest so far this year, and 1,040 new COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 21.16 per cent, according to data shared by the city government’s health department. Are.
Adding the fresh cases takes the national capital’s overall infection count to 20,36,196, while the death toll has risen to 26,613.
In three of the seven deaths, Covid was not the primary cause of death, while in two the finding of infection was incidental. The department said that complete case sheets of two other deaths are awaited from the hospitals.
The number of active cases in the national capital is 4,708. It states that a total of 3,384 patients are in home isolation.
The new cases were reported from 4,915 tests, including 3,741 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests, conducted the previous day, the bulletin said. n Of the 7,977 Covid beds in the national capital, only 305 are currently occupied, as per the data.
Delhi recorded 1,095 new cases and six deaths on Tuesday, while recording a positivity rate of 22.74 On Monday, the national capital recorded 689 infections and three deaths with a case positivity rate of 29.42 per cent.
The city witnessed 948 cases and two deaths on Sunday with a positivity rate of 25.69. It recorded 1,515 cases and six deaths on Saturday with a case positivity rate of 26.46. The health department did not issue a bulletin on Friday.
The city recorded three deaths and 1,603 new cases on Thursday with a positivity rate of 26.75. On 19 April, it reported six deaths along with 1,757 new cases with a positivity rate of 28.63.
The national capital recorded 1,537 cases on April 18 with a positivity rate of 26.54 per cent. On 17 April, Delhi recorded 1,017 cases and a positivity rate of 32.25 – the highest in more than 15 months.
The national capital had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 on January 14 last year.
The number of COVID-19 cases had dropped to zero on January 16 for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. However, the city has seen a spurt in fresh cases in the last one month. On 11 April, a mock drill was conducted in Delhi hospitals to ascertain their preparedness to deal with COVID-19.
Medical experts have said that the Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.16 could trigger a surge in cases in the city. However, he has said that there is no need to panic and people should follow Covid-appropriate behavior and take their booster shots.
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