Delhi: 4,086 fresh cases, tally nears 3.5 lakh

New Delhi: Delhi on Friday reported 4,086 fresh Covid-19 positive cases, highest spike in the past 35 days. For over a month, the single-day cases had remained below 4,000 – 4,071 cases were reported on September 19. The number of deaths was 26, lowest in the past one week.

The city conducted 58,568 Covid-19 tests, which included 16,874 RT-PCR tests and 41,694 rapid antigen tests. A total of 3,296 patients recovered from the infection in a day indicating that the recovery rate continues to be solid. The positivity rate, however, has been steadily rising for the last three days. It was 6.98% on Friday while 6.61% on Thursday and 6.24% on Wednesday.

According to the daily Covid-19 update released by the government, Delhi has 26,001 active cases, the cumulative positivity rate is about 8.2% and case fatality rate about 1.8%. Delhi has so far conducted 42.5 lakh tests and reported about 3.5 lakh positive cases, out of which 3.1 lakh patients have recovered.

The city witnessed a marginal increase in the occupancy of hospitals. Compared with 5,116 occupied beds in Covid hospitals of the city a day before, 5,182 beds were occupied on Friday. Delhi has 15,739 beds in government and private Covid hospitals, out of which 10,557 were vacant indicating a huge availability of beds in the capital.

Among the 26,001 active patients, 15,483 are currently under home isolation and are being remotely monitored by the government. The recovery of patients under home isolation has been very high in Delhi.

Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took a review meeting with various stakeholder departments and discussed the Covid pandemic and pollution control measures.

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