Covid: 1,072 new cases, 117 more deaths in Delhi; positivity rate 1.53 pc

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New Delhi, May 27 (PTI) Delhi recorded 117 more COVID-19 fatalities, the lowest since April 15, and 1,072 new cases on Thursday, while the positivity rate dipped to a nearly two-month low of 1.53 per cent, according to the daily health bulletin.

This is the fifth day in a row when the daily cases in Delhi have remained below 2,000 and the second consecutive day when the cases are below 1,500.

The number of deaths reported on Thursday (117) is the lowest since April 15 when the national capital had reported 112 fatalities, while the positivity rate (1.52 per cent) is the lowest since March 23, when it was 1.31 per cent, official data showed.

The national capital had recorded 1,491 cases and 130 fatalities on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 1.93 per cent.

Delhi had recorded 1,568 cases and 156 fatalities on Tuesday, while the positivity rate was 2.14 per cent.

On Monday, the national capital had recorded 1,550 fresh cases of COVID-19, 207 fatalities and a positivity rate was 2.52 per cent.

On Sunday, 1,649 cases and 189 deaths were recorded, while the positivity rate was 2.42 per cent.

Since April 19, both daily cases and single-day death count had been spiralling up with over 28,000 cases and 277 deaths recorded on April 20; rising to 306 fatalities on April 22.

On May 2, the city had registered a record 407 deaths, according to the official data.

A total of 70,068 tests, including 49,348 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TRUNAT and 20,720 rapid antigen tests, were conducted a day ago, according to the health bulletin on Thursday.

The 117 fatalities took the death toll to 23,812, it said.

The number of cumulative cases on Tuesday stood at 14,22,549, while nearly 13,82,359 people have recovered, been discharged or have migrated, it said.

As many as 3,725 patients have either recovered, were dischared or migrated out in the last 24 hours.

Out of 25,084 beds in hospitals, 18,341 are currently vacant, it said, adding that the number of active cases stands at 16,378, down from 19,148, a day ago.

The number of home isolation patients dipped to 8,247 from 10,079 a day ago while the number of containment zones dropped to 34,354 from 36,873 on Wednesday, the bulletin said.

As many as 34,327 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours, it added. PTI SLB TDS TDS