Delhi’s daily Covid positivity rate below 1 per cent

The city’s positivity rate — the proportion of samples tested returning positive — on March 19 was reported at 0.93 per cent, while the daily number of Covid cases on the day was 716….reports Asian Lite News

On the day the lockdown was partially lifted (only construction and manufacturing are allowed) in the national capital on Monday, the daily positivity rate declined to below 1 per cent (0.99%), the lowest since March 19.

The city’s positivity rate — the proportion of samples tested returning positive — on March 19 was reported at 0.93 per cent, while the daily number of Covid cases on the day was 716.

Delhi’s daily positivity rate remained below 5 per cent since May 21. The World Health Organization says a positivity rate under 5 per cent indicates that the outbreak within a population is under control.

Delhi on Monday reported 648 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is the third straight day that Delhi’s daily cases were reported below the 1k mark.

Delhi reported 86 deaths, below 100 daily deaths for the second straight day. Delhi’s daily death count was reduced to below 100 on Sunday (78), which was the lowest since March 12.

With continued reduction in daily Covid cases, Delhi’s active cases have reduced to 11,040, similarly the number of patients in home isolation have also declined to 5,374, according to the Delhi Government health bulletin issued on Monday.

With 471 fresh recoveries, Delhi’s total Covid recoveries are 6,32,230, while the number of total positive cases so far rose to 6,46,348.

Meanwhile, India reported 1,27,510 new infections in 24 hours — its lowest in 50 days, as 2,795 more succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Tuesday.

New Delhi: Health workers collect swab samples for Covid-19 testing at a testing center in New Delhi on Friday, May 07, 2021. (Photo: Wasim Sarvar/ IANS)

This is the least number of fresh infection reported after April 8, when India recorded 1,31,968 cases while on April 7, India witnessed 1,26,789 fresh cases.

Fatalities also dropped below the 3,000-mark for the first time since April 26, when the country witnessed 2,771 deaths.

Most Metro cities are still fighting huge waves, though Mumbai and Delhi have arrested the surge.

For the first time in 47 days Delhi on Saturday reported less than 100 cases. Andhra Pradesh on Sunday breached the 15-lakh mark in recoveries.

India’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,81,75,044 with 18,95,520 active cases and 3,31,895 deaths so far.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,55,287 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,59,47,629 in Covid cases till date.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 21,60,46,638 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 27,80,058 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 34,67,92,257 samples have been tested up to May 31 for Covid-19. Of these 19,25,374 samples were tested on Monday.

In the last three weeks, India has recorded over 75,000 deaths. On May 24, India crossed a grim milestone of three-lakh deaths due to the coronavirus infections, thus becoming world’s third country after the US and Brazil to cross three-lakh deaths.

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