Delhi Records 66 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours.
Delhi reported 66 coronavirus cases and zero related deaths in 24 hours on Sunday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.1%, data shared by the health department showed.
With the sum of the new cases, the city has so far registered 14,36,761 cases of coronavirus. Of this, more than 14.11 lakh patients have recovered from the disease.
The death toll in the national capital now stands at 25,066.
By Saturday, Delhi had reported 72 cases with a 0.1% positivity rate and one death due to infection.
On Friday, the national capital registered 44 cases with a positivity rate of 0.06% and five deaths.
Currently, there are 536 active cases in the city, and 170 of them are in home isolation. The number of containment zones is 269, according to the bulletin.
He said 67,316 tests, including 47,021 RT-PCR tests, were performed the day before.
Delhi battled a brutal second wave of the Covid pandemic that claimed a large number of lives, and oxygen shortages in hospitals across the city added to the distress.
As of April 20, Delhi had reported 28,395 cases, the highest in the city since the pandemic began last year. On April 22, the rate of positive cases was 36.2%, the highest.
The highest number of 448 deaths was reported on May 3.
According to government data, 1.06 million rupee doses of vaccine have been administered in the capital since the inoculation exercise began on January 16. More than 29 million people have received both doses.
The health department has told the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) that it will take another year to vaccinate all eligible beneficiaries over the age of 18 against coronavirus at the “current rate of vaccine supply.”
Officials said that about 1.5 million beneficiaries are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in the national capital and it takes three doses of crore to fully inoculate them.
They said that around 45 lakh of doses are required each month to complete vaccination in December 2021.
In view of the vaccine shortage and a large number of beneficiaries who must receive the second dose, the Delhi health department recently issued orders calling on district authorities to restrict Covishield doses to 20% and Covaxin doses to 20%. 40% for the first injection.