Delhi continues to see downtick in COVID cases, 414 test +ve, 60 die
The National Capital on Saturday saw a dip in fresh cases of COVID-19 as according to the daily health bulletin, 414 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours while 60 people lost their lives.
New Delhi: The National Capital on Saturday saw a dip in fresh cases of COVID-19 as according to the daily health bulletin, 414 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours while 60 people lost their lives.
The fresh additions have taken the case tally and death toll to 14,28,863 and 24,557, respectively.
The positivity rate in Delhi, based on past 24 hours data, has now come down to 0.53 per cent as out of 77,694 people tested, as many as 77,280 were found negative of the virus. On Friday, the positivity rate was 0.68 per cent. The cumulative fatality rate stands at 1.72 per cent.
Of 77,280 tests conducted in the past one day, 55,635 were done by RTPCR while 22,059 people were checked by the Rapid Antigen Test. Till now 1.96 crore Delhiites have been inspected for the virus.
To further understand, RT-PCR test detects the presence of viral RNA and is able to detect a COVID-19 infection even before the person becomes infectious. The Rapid Antigen test detects viral proteins and reveals patients at the peak of the infection when the body has the highest concentration of these proteins.
According to the health bulletin, a total of 1,683 people were cured and discharged taking the total recoveries to 13,97,575.
Currently, there are 2,855 COVID patients under home isolation across the city. The number of active cases is 6,731 which includes patients under home isolation. Containment zones have now reduced to 12,296.
Meanwhile, the government vaccinated 40,762 people in the last 24 hours out of which 35,673 beneficiaries received the first dose while 5,089 were administered the second dose. Till now, cumulatively, 55,92,728 people have received a vaccine jab in the National Capital.
On the previous day, the Capital added 523 fresh cases while 50 more lives were lost.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced the reopening of malls and markets on odd-even basis, resumption of metro services and physical attendance at government and private offices with 50 per cent capacity from June 7, Monday onwards.(UNI)