Delhi Reports Under 1,000 Covid Cases Again, Deaths Below 100

Delhi on Sunday logged 946 fresh coronavirus cases. It had reported 956 new cases on Saturday.

Delhi Reports Under 1,000 Covid Cases Again, Deaths Below 100

Delhi’s active caseload is 12,100 (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi has reported less than 1,000 Covid cases for the second day in a row at a positivity rate of just 1.25 percent. The daily death count was 78 on Sunday, a significant drop from 122 deaths reported yesterday.

The national capital today logged 946 fresh coronavirus cases. It had logged 956 new cases on Saturday.

Over 75,000 coronavirus tests were conducted in 24 hours.

Delhi’s active caseload is 12,100. The recovery rate has improved to 97.45 percent.

In the last 24 hours, 1,803 people were discharged.

Delhi had been reporting thousands of coronavirus cases daily at over 20 percent positivity in April, triggering shortages of medical oxygen, essential drugs and hospital beds. The coronavirus situation started to improve after the government announced a full lockdown in the city late April.

With declining cases, the health infrastructure has also come back on track. Hundreds of normal, oxygen-supported and ICU beds are now vacant at the national capital’s hospitals.

The government on Saturday extended the lockdown for another week. It, however, allowed manufacturing and construction business to resume with conditions.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday said unlocking in Delhi will begin gradually from Monday.

“In the past 24 hours, the positivity rate has been around 1.5 per cent with only 1,100 new cases being reported. This is the time to unlock lest people escape corona only to die of hunger,” Mr Kejriwal said.

“Today there was a meeting with the disaster management authority. To avoid losing the advantage gained in the past month, everyone is of the opinion that we must open slowly, slowly. There has to be some balance,” he added.

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