Delhi sees 2,495 new coronavirus cases, 7 fatalities

New Delhi: Delhi has reported 2,495 new coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 15.41 percent and seven fatalities, according to the health department data shared on Tuesday.

The national capital saw 1,372 infections and six deaths as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 percent, the highest since January 21, it said.

The figures pertain to August 7 (Sunday) as the government did not release the daily health bulletin on Monday.

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On January 21, the positivity rate stood at 18.04 percent.

The fresh cases on Tuesday came out of 16,187 COVID-19 tests, the health department bulletin stated.

With the fresh infections and fatalities, Delhi’s caseload increased to 19,73,394 and the death toll to 26,343, it said.

Delhi had reported 2,423 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 14.97 percent and two deaths, the data updated on Sunday said.

On Saturday, it recorded 2,311 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 13.84 percent and one fatality.

On Friday, it logged 2,419 cases with a positivity rate of 12.95 percent, while two people died due to the disease.

On Thursday, the city saw 2,202 cases with a positivity rate of 11.84 percent and four deaths.

On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 2,073 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 11.64 percent and five fatalities.

On June 25, six people succumbed to the disease.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi stands at 8,506, up from 7,484 previous day. As many as 5,504 patients are in home isolation, the bulletin said.

Of the 9,409 beds reserved for COVID-19 patients in various Delhi hospitals, 534 were occupied. Beds at Covid care centres and Covid health centres were lying vacant, it said.

There are 253 containment zones in the city, it added.

Delhi has reported a few cases of the BA.4 and the BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron that are highly transmissible.

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi had touched the record high of 28,867 on January 13 this year during the third wave of the pandemic.

The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 percent on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic.

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