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26 May 2021

Delhi sees lowest daily addition in Covid cases since March 27; positivity rate at 2.52%




Delhi recorded 1,550 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, while the positivity rate rose to 2.52% after it was 2.42% on Sunday.After recording less then 200 deaths on the trot, the number of people succumbing to the disease rose to 207 in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin.
Delhi had recorded 2,260 cases on Saturday, 3,009 on Friday, 3,231 on Thursday and 3,846 on Wednesday.
 
The positivity rate was 5.8 per cent on Wednesday, 5.5 per cent on Thursday, 4.76 per cent on Friday and 3.6 per cent on Saturday.
 
The city recorded 235 deaths on Wednesday, 232 on Thursday, 252 on Friday and 182 on Saturday.
 
The new COVID-19 fatalities pushed the death toll in the national capital to 23,409 on Monday.
 
The number of cumulative cases on Sunday stood at 14,18,418. Over 13.7 lakh patients have recovered from the virus.
 
This is the lowest number of daily cases recorded since March 27 (1,558 cases) and the count has gone below the 2,000-mark for the second consecutive day.
 
The number of active cases decreased to 24,578 on Monday from 27,610 a day before.
 
The number of people under home isolation dipped to 13,806 from 15,844 on Monday while the number of containment zones dropped to 45,483 from 46,570 a day before, the bulletin said.
 
In an online briefing, Kejriwal earlier said, "Now the cases are reducing significantly. For the country, this is the second wave but for Delhi, this is the fourth wave, and this time, in the last week of April around 28,000 cases were recorded but now they have come down to 1500." The infection rate had also reached 36 per cent in the last week of April, coming down to around 2.5 per cent now, he said.
 
"It seems that this wave is subsiding but there has been no laxity in the efforts by the Delhi government. We have already started preparing for the next, what is being called the third wave," the chief minister said.
 
Amid escalating cases of black fungus in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Jain on Saturday had asked people to be watchful and not resort to self-medication, particularly steroids, and said about 15 hospitals in the city are treating patients of mucormycosis.
 
Mucormycosis or black fungus is more common among people whose immunity has got lowered due to Covid, diabetes, kidney disease, liver or cardiac disorders, age-related issues, or those on medication for auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
 
On May 15, Kejriwal had said, "The virus is reducing in Delhi slowly and steadily, and I hope it diminishes completely and does not rise again. However, we are not going to become negligent in any way." Delhi has been reeling under a brutal second wave of the pandemic that is sweeping the country, claiming a massive number of lives daily, with the oxygen supply shortage issue at various hospitals adding to the woes.
 
Since April 19, both daily cases and single-day deaths count had been spiralling up, with over 28,000 cases and 277 deaths recorded on April 20; rising to 306 fatalities on April 22. On May 2, the city registered a record 407 deaths, according to the official data.
 
A total of 61,506 tests, including 44,342 RT-PCR tests and 17,164 rapid antigen tests, were conducted a day ago, according to the health bulletin on Monday...Read More

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