Delhi reports 12,651 new cases of Covid-19, positivity rate falls below 20%
Delhi on Monday reported 12,651 new cases of Covid-19 and 319 deaths. The positivity rate in the national capital dropped below 20 per cent.
Delhi on Monday registered a dip in daily Covid-19 numbers as it reported 12,651 fresh cases, the fewest in almost a month. The national capital’s test positivity rate also continued its steep drop, falling below 19.10 per cent.
Delhi had logged 11,491 fresh cases of the infection on April 12, and recorded a test positivity rate of 19.69 per cent on April 16.
The fatality numbers on Monday registered an uptick after a brief fall on Sunday.
On Sunday, the daily death toll had fallen to 273. However, it went back up to 319 on Monday.
So far, total 19,663 people have died of Covid-19 in the national capital.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 1.33 million Covid-19 cases have been recorded in Delhi, of which 1.23 million have recovered and 19,663 have died, government records said.
The national capital currently has 85,258 active cases of Covid-19. As per the government data, released on Monday afternoon, there were 3229 vacant Covid beds at various hospitals, 4902 beds at Covid care centres and 111 beds at dedicated Covid health centres. At least 52451 people were in home isolation.
In the last 24 hours, Delhi conducted 57,265 RTPCR tests and 8969 rapid antigen tests.