Delhi Records Fewer Than 100 Covid Deaths After 5 Days, Positivity Rate Drops Further To 8.49%
Delhi on Wednesday recorded 5,246 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 99 more related deaths, bringing the overall tally and death toll to 545,787 and 8,720 respectively. The daily toll in the national capital on Wednesday fell below the 100 mark for the first time in five days.
Since the past 13 days, daily deaths due to Covid-19 have crossed the 100 mark at least seven times. Delhi reported 109 deaths on Tuesday, 121 on Monday and Sunday, 111 on Saturday, 118 on Friday and 131 on November 18, which has been the highest to date and 104 on November 12.
On the other hand, Delhi recorded its highest peak in a single day of almost 8,600 cases on November 11. For the past few days, the state has been adding the maximum number of cases to the country’s daily Covid-19 count.
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Almost 499,000 people have recovered from the disease so far, while active cases fell to 38,287 from 38,501 on Tuesday. The containment zones in Delhi have now risen to 4,980.
Up to 61,778 tests, including 26,080 RT-PCR tests, were carried out Tuesday, the state health department bulletin showed.
During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Covid-19 review meeting with senior ministers from all states on Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate had steadily declined. in the national capital since November 10.
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Senior officials in the Prime Minister’s Office (CMO) said Kejriwal sought the prime minister’s intervention to get rid of pollution caused by stubble burning from neighboring states, especially in light of the recent biodecomposer. The CM also requested the reservation of 1,000 additional beds in intensive care units (ICU) of hospitals managed by the Center until the third wave lasts in the state.
(With PTI inputs)