Even though the positivity rate fell down to 28.33 percent – the lowest since 19 April – Delhi reported 407 deaths on Sunday, 2 May. The national capital had crossed 400 deaths on Saturday as well, with 412 people losing the fight against the infection, the highest so far.
For the past week, Delhi’s COVID deaths have been on the rise. Many of these have also been reported as deaths due to an inconsistent supply of oxygen. At least three hospitals in Delhi issued oxygen SOS on Sunday.
A doctor and eleven other COVID-19 patients who were admitted at Delhi's Batra Hospital passed away on Saturday, 1 May, with the hospital authorities linking their deaths to a shortage of oxygen supply.
Delhi had been reporting more than 350 deaths every day since Saturday last week, with 357 deaths. On 29 April, Delhi had reported 395 deaths.
The total active cases in Delhi stand at 92,290 and the death tally stands at 16,966, the health bulletin said.
Delhi reported 20,394 new COVID-19 cases and 24,444 recoveries on Sunday.
The number of containment zones in the city has jumped to 42,098 from 39,556 the previous day and lockdown originally imposed on 19 April has been extended till 10 May, as the cases continue to rise.
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