Delhi records 948 new Covid cases, two deaths

- April 24, 2023
| By : Patriot Bureau |

Delhi recorded more than 7,000 fresh Covid cases this week while the positivity rate dipped

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Delhi reported 948 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday, with a positivity rate of 25.69%. The death toll from the pandemic has now reached 26,597 in the national capital, and the total number of cases is 20,33,372.

Covid was the primary cause of death in one of the fatalities, the Health department said.

Out of 7,973 COVID-19 beds in the city, 370 are currently occupied. The number of active cases is 5,578, and 4,283 patients are in home isolation.

Delhi on Saturday logged 1,515 fresh COVID-19 infections and six fatalities with a case positivity rate of 26.46.

The city saw three fatalities and 1,603 fresh caseload additions on Thursday with a positivity rate of 26.75.

On Wednesday, it reported six deaths along with 1,757 new cases with a positivity rate of 28.63.

The national capital recorded 1,537 cases on Tuesday with the positivity at 26.54 per cent.

On Monday, Delhi recorded 1,017 cases and a positivity rate of 32.25 — the highest in more than 15 months.

The national capital recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 on January 14 last year.

According to the latest bulletin, the fresh cases emerged out of 3,690 tests conducted the previous day.

The number of COVID-19 cases had dropped to zero on January 16 for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. However, the city has witnessed a spurt in fresh cases over the past month.

The number of active cases currently stands at 5,578, the data showed. The number of patients in home isolation is 4,283.

Mock drills were conducted in Delhi hospitals on April 11 to ascertain their preparedness to tackle COVID-19.

The city has witnessed a surge in fresh cases over the past month, with medical experts suggesting that the Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.16 could be driving the surge.

However, there is no need to panic, and people should follow Covid-appropriate behavior and get their booster shots, said experts.

The Health Minister of Delhi, Saurabh Bharadwaj, recently stated that XBB.1.16 is not leading to severe infections among children. (With inputs from PTI)