Delhi Reported 72 New Covid Cases In Last 24 Hours.
The national capital recorded 72 new COVID-19 cases and one death from the disease on Saturday, while the positivity rate rose to 0.10 percent, according to data shared by the New Delhi health department.
This is a marked increase in the number of daily cases, as 44 cases were reported in the city on Friday.
The coronavirus death count in the city has risen to 25,066, according to the latest health bulletin.
On Friday, five deaths were also reported, while the positivity rate stood at 0.06 percent, according to official figures.
On Thursday, 61 cases were registered with a positivity rate of 0.08 percent and two deaths.
No deaths from COVID-19 were recorded in Delhi on Wednesday, while 67 new cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.09 percent.
This was the fifth time since the start of the second wave of the pandemic in the national capital when zero fatalities were recorded in one day.
On July 18, July 24, July 29, and August 2, there were also no deaths from COVID-19, according to official data.
On March 2 of this year, the national capital had reported zero deaths from the virus. That day, the number of single-day infections stood at 217 and the positivity rate was 0.33 percent.
The second wave swept the city during the April-May period.
Delhi reported 72 cases and one death due to the disease on Saturday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.10 percent, according to the health bulletin.
The infection rate, which had reached 36 percent in the last week of April, had been hovering below 0.10 percent in the last several weeks. But it hit 0.10 percent again on Saturday.
On February 16, ninety-four people were diagnosed as positive for Covid, while the daily count was 96 on January 27, according to official figures.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday that the city government was preparing to install 37,000 beds for COVID-19 patients in anticipation of the third wave of the pandemic, even as he emphasized that if the rate of positivity reaches five percent again, then close. it will be imposed immediately.
In a virtual session hosted by Assocham India, the minister also said that the government was preparing to fight the next wave of the pandemic, assuming the “worst-case scenario”.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that the total number of doses of coronavirus vaccines administered in Delhi has crossed the one crore mark and of the eligible population in the city, 50 percent have received at least one vaccine.
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 stating that his government was preparing on the “footing” war “to fight it.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) recently approved a color-coded response action plan according to which restrictions will be put in place according to the severity of the COVID-19 situation here to deal with a possible third wave of the pandemic.
Delhi has been reeling under a brutal second wave of the pandemic hitting the country, claiming huge numbers 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.
Covid cases in India last 24 hours
India reports 39,070 new #COVID19 cases, 43,910 recoveries & 491 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry
Total cases: 3,19,34,455
Active cases: 4,06,822
Total recoveries: 3,10,99,771
Death toll: 4,27,862
Total vaccination: 50,68,10,492 (55,91,657 in last 24 hrs) pic.twitter.com/KXEMzbPEdy
— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2021
On May 15, Mr 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 are not going to be negligent in any way,” as it sounded. with a tone of caution. ”
Meanwhile, the DDMA recently announced a further lifting of restrictions, in light of the improving coronavirus situation.
After the relaxations in the regulations, the Delhi Metro has been operating with full seating capacity since July 26, and there is still no provision for standing travel for commuters.
A total of 73,681 tests were performed a day ago, including 49,913 RT-PCR tests and 23,768 rapid antigen tests, according to Saturday’s health bulletin.
The number of accumulated cases on Thursday stood at 14,36,695. More than 14.1 lakh of patients have recovered from the virus.
The number of active cases rose to 565 on Saturday from 516 the day before, the bulletin said.
The number of people in home isolation increased to 175 on Saturday from 170 the day before, while the number of containment zones dropped to 264 from 272 on Friday, according to the bulletin.