Positivity rate in Delhi exceeds 10% with nearly 8,000 new cases of Covid-19

A day after recording its highest-single day tally of fresh infections this year, Delhi reported 7,897 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday along with 39 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

UPDATED: April 10, 2021 9:53 PM IST

Delhi reported 7,897 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday. With parts of India witnessing a second wave of infections, the national capital now has 28,773 active cases of the novel coronavirus. On December 3 of last year, Delhi had 29,120 active cases, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

This was the fifth consecutive day that Delhi recorded more than 5,000 fresh confirmed cases of infection.

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According to the Delhi government’s health department, another 39 patients succumbed to Covid-19 in the national capital in the last 24 hours. A total of 5,716 patients also recovered during this time. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has also declined to 94.29 per cent.

The positivity rate in Delhi has climbed to 10.21 per cent. The last time the positivity rate in Delhi crossed 10 per cent was on November 23 of last year when it was 11.94 per cent.

Hospitals in the national capital run by the Delhi government have now been authorised to issue oxygen concentrators to discharged Covid-19 patients.

In addition, hospitals in Delhi have also been asked to engage 4th-year and 5th-year MBBS students, interns and BDS doctors in an effort to expand the workforce to deal with the second wave of infections.

The health department’s bulletin says 77,374 samples were tested for Covid-19 in Delhi between Friday and Saturday. A total of 1.54 crore RTPCR/Rapid antigen tests have been conducted in Delhi to date.

On Friday, Delhi recorded 8,521 new cases of Covid-19. This was the highest single-day tally of fresh cases of infection in the national capital since the beginning of this year.

Apart from Delhi, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has identified 9 states that account for 82.82 per cent of the new infections reported on Saturday.

With a cumulative positivity rate of 4.63 per cent, the case fatality rate among Covid-19 patients in Delhi stands at 1.57 per cent.

Delhi has reported 7,14,423 confirmed cases of infection to date. This includes the 6,74,415 patients who have either recovered or been discharged from hospitals. The infection has claimed 11,235 lives in the national capital.

The national capital has 5,708 vacant beds for Covid-19 patients in hospitals, another 5,370 beds at Covid Care Centres and 20 beds at Covid Health Centres.

In addition, 15,266 patients are in home isolation across Delhi while 5,236 containment zones have been notified by the Delhi government.


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