Delhi Records 93 New Covid Cases in last 24 hours.
The national capital recorded 93 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths from the disease on Thursday, according to data shared by the health department here.
The positivity rate stood at 0.12 percent, the same figure as on Wednesday.
The three new deaths have raised deaths in the city to 25,008, according to the latest bulletin.
By Tuesday, Delhi had reported 79 cases and four deaths. And, on Wednesday, there were 93 cases and four deaths, according to official figures.
On February 16, ninety-four people were diagnosed as positive for Covid, while the daily count was 96 on January 27, according to the figures.
The infection rate, which had reached 36 percent in the last week of April, has now dropped to less than 0.15 percent.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal opened a genome sequencing laboratory at ILBS hospital on Wednesday and said the people of Delhi will greatly benefit from this facility.
This is the second laboratory of its kind in Delhi, and much more advanced than the one opened by Mr. Kejriwal on Tuesday at LNJP Hospital. It said it will detect the lethality of coronavirus variants and help the government prepare accordingly.
Despite the drop in daily cases in recent days, Kejriwal had recently warned that the chances of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were quite real, while claiming that his government was preparing on a “war footing.” “to combat that.
Delhi has been reeling under a brutal second wave of the pandemic hitting the country, claiming an enormous number of lives daily, with the recent problem of oxygen supply shortages in several hospitals adding to the problems.
Since April 19, both daily cases and the single-day death count had skyrocketed, with more than 28,000 cases and 277 deaths recorded on April 20; rising to 306 deaths on April 22. On May 3, the city recorded a record 448 deaths, according to official data.
However, the number of cases has shown a downward trend and the positivity rate has also decreased in recent days. The number of deaths per day has also been showing a decrease in recent days.
On May 15, Kejriwal had said: “The virus is reducing in Delhi slowly and steadily, and I hope it will completely subside and not rise again. However, we will not be negligent in any way,” while ringing with a tone of caution.
The Delhi government had previously announced the reopening of restaurants with 50 percent capacity and a weekly market per municipal area from June 14.
With a close gathering of shoppers in markets and restaurants resuming operations amid the gradual unblocking in the national capital, doctors warned that Delhi could face a “worse than the second wave” situation of COVID-19 if people do not meet. they adhere to safety regulations or lower their guard. .
A total of 77,979 tests were performed a day ago, including 52,879 RT-PCR tests and 25,100 rapid antigen tests, according to Thursday’s health bulletin.
The number of accumulated cases on Thursday stood at 14,34,873. More than 14 lakh of patients have recovered from the virus.
The number of active cases fell to 847 on Thursday from 858 the day before, the bulletin said.