Coronavirus cases: Coronavirus cases in Delhi continue to rise Saturday with the national capital recording 1,396 cases. With this, the Covid-19 positivity rate has increased to 31.9 per cent. According to the data shared by the Deli government, this is the highest number of coronavirus cases in 15 months. Earlier, the positivity rate of 30.6 per cent was recorded on January 14 last year. With the new cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi has surged to 20,21,593.
The city has also reported five fresh fatalities and this has pushed the death toll to 26,560, the health department bulletin stated. While Covid-19 was the primary cause of death in one of the cases, in the other four cases it was incidental.
According to the bulletin by the Delhi government, 4,376 tests were conducted in the city the previous day. The department did not issue a bulletin on Friday.
Earlier on Thursday, the national capital reported 1,527 cases of coronavirus with a positivity rate of 27.77 per cent and two deaths.
Coronavirus cases in Delhi crossed the 1,000 mark for the first time in more than seven months on Wednesday
The number of coronavirus cases in Delhi crossed the 1,000 mark for the first time in more than seven months on Wednesday when 1,149 cases were reported. One death was also reported but the health department stated that coronavirus was not the primary cause of death. The national capital recorded 1,964 cases on August 18 last year.
Earlier on January 16, the number of cases in the city dropped to zero for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. But the national capital has once again witnessed a spurt in cases over the last fortnight.
267 of 7,951 beds in dedicated COVID-19 hospitals are occupied
According to the city’s latest health department bulletin, 267 of 7,951 beds in dedicated COVID-19 hospitals are occupied. Also, 2,977 patients are in home isolation. The number of active cases currently stands at 4,631, it said.
Meanwhile, mock drills were conducted at hospitals in the city on Tuesday to check their preparedness to tackle any sudden surge in the cases of Covid-19.