Testing crosses 1cr mark in Delhi; 228 cases in last 24 hrs, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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New Delhi: Delhi recorded 228 fresh Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths on Wednesday. The total number of tests conducted till date crossed the one-crore mark.

On Monday, the city had recorded 161 cases, the lowest in nearly nine months, with a positivity rate of 0.32%. The infection tally in the city stood at over 6.3 lakh and the death toll mounted to 10,774 with the new fatalities, authorities said.

A total of 63,161 tests, including 32,957 RT-PCR tests and 30,204 rapid antigen tests, were conducted the previous day, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

This month, 585 cases were reported on January 1, 494 on January 2, 424 on January 3, 384 on January 4, 442 on January 5, 654 on January 6, 486 on January 7, 444 on January 8, 519 on January 9, 399 on January 10, 306 on January 11, 386 on January 12, 357 on January 13 and 340 on January 14. From January 15-18, the daily figures stood at 295, 299, 246 and 231, respectively.

The active cases’ tally on Wednesday dropped to 2,147 from 2,334 the previous day, while the positivity rate was 0.36%.

The bulletin said the total number of coronavirus cases had climbed to 6,33,049, while the recovery rate was over 97%. According to the Wednesday bulletin, out of the total number of 9,200 beds in Covid hospitals, 8,232 were vacant. The bulletin said 6,20,128 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated out of the city so far.



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