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Delhi Records 1,652 New Covid Cases, 8 Deaths; Positivity Rate At 9.92%

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The positivity price on Wednesday was the bottom since July 31. (FILE)

New Delhi:

Delhi recorded eight extra Covid-related fatalities and 1,652 new instances on Wednesday even because the positivity price got here down under 10 per cent after greater than a fortnight, in line with information shared by the town well being division.

The positivity price in Delhi declined to 9.92 per cent on Wednesday, nearly a ten per cent decline from yesterday.

The positivity price on Wednesday was the bottom since July 31, when Delhi had logged 1,263 recent COVID-19 instances with a positivity price of 9.35 per cent.

The capital had on Tuesday reported 917 COVID-19 instances with a positivity price of 19.20 per cent and three deaths because of the an infection.

With the recent instances on Wednesday, Delhi’s caseload went as much as 19,88,391 and the demise depend to 26,400, it mentioned.

The recent instances got here out of 16,658 checks performed yesterday, the well being division’s newest bulletin mentioned.

On Monday, the capital had reported 1,227 instances with a positivity price of 14.57 per cent, whereas eight extra folks died because of the illness.

Before this, the town logged greater than 2,000 instances every day for 12 consecutive days.

Delhi on Sunday reported 2,162 instances with a positivity price of 12.64 per cent and 5 fatalities.

On Saturday, it logged 9 deaths attributable to COVID-19 and a pair of,031 instances with a positivity price of 12.34 per cent.  On Friday, it noticed 10 deaths, the best in six months, and a pair of,136 instances with a positivity price of 15.02 per cent.

The nationwide capital recorded 12 deaths attributable to COVID-19 on February 13.  There are 6,809 lively instances within the capital, down from 6,867 yesterday.

As many as 4,590 sufferers are in residence isolation, the bulletin mentioned.

Of the 9,418 beds reserved for COVID-19 sufferers in numerous Delhi hospitals, 587 had been occupied. Beds at Covid care centres and Covid well being centres had been mendacity vacant, it mentioned.

There are 322 containment zones within the metropolis, it added.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had final week mentioned although the instances had been on the rise, there was no have to panic as most of them had been delicate in nature.

Despite the rise within the positivity price, the town authorities isn’t implementing the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) devised by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority since hospital admissions are low.

The GRAP got here into drive in August final 12 months, stipulating measures to be taken by the federal government in accordance with the positivity price and mattress occupancy for locking and unlocking of varied actions.

The variety of every day COVID-19 instances in Delhi touched the document excessive of 28,867 on January 13 this 12 months throughout the third wave of the pandemic.

The metropolis recorded a positivity price of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the best throughout the third wave of the pandemic.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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