New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) Delhi recorded 3,714 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the tally in the city mounted to over 2.56 lakh, while the death toll rose to 5,087.
These fresh cases count came out of the more than 59,580 tests done the previous day.
Thirty-six new fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 5,087, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
The active cases tally on Wednesday stood at 30,836.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 5,051 on Tuesday.
The Wednesday bulletin said the death toll from the coronavirus infection has risen to 5,087 and the total number of cases climbed to 2,56,789. The number of containment zones in Delhi jumped to 1,987 on Tuesday from 1,937 on Tuesday.
The positivity rate on Wednesday stood at 6.23 per cent while the recovery rate was over 86 per cent, the bulletin said, adding that the case fatality rate stood at 1.98 per cent.
The Delhi government has significantly ramped up testing in the past few days.
The number of tests conducted and corresponding fresh cases reported, ranged from 24,198 (2,312) on September 1 to 61,973 (4,071) on September 19.
The number of Rapid Antigen Tests conducted on Wednesday stood at 49,221 while the RT-PCR, CBNAAT and True NAAT tests figures were 10,359 in all adding to 59,580, according to the bulletin.
The number of tests done per million as on Wednesday was over 1.41 lakh while the total number of tests stood at over 26.97 lakh.
Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain took a meeting with medical directors and medical superintendents of all Delhi government hospitals to review the status of testing.
Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev took a review meeting with all district magistrates on COVID-19 management.
Since August 18, cases again have been coming in four-figure count in the city.
According to the bulletin, out of the total number of 15,810 beds in COVID hospitals, 8,812 are vacant.
It said that 1,383 beds in COVID care centres are occupied by persons under quarantine, including travellers who have returned by the Vande Bharat Mission and bubble flights.
The bulletin said that 2,20,866 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far.
The number of people in home isolation further dropped to 17,834 compared to 18,464 the previous day. PTI KND KJ