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Delhi Has 27,561 New Cases, 2nd-Highest Since April, Positivity Rate 26%


Active Covid cases in Delhi stand at 87,445, highest in the last eight months

New Delhi:

Delhi today logged 27,561 fresh Covid cases, which is a 29 per cent rise over the cases in the last 24 hours and the most number of cases in a day since April. The positivity rate has touched 26 per cent, which is the highest in seven months.

On April 20 last year, the city reported 28,395 cases.

The city also reported 40 Covid deaths, which is the most since June 10, when it reported 44 deaths.

Active Covid cases, according to the health bulletin, stand at 87,445, highest in the last eight months (It was 87,907 on May 8 last year).

There are 25,240 patients in home isolation, says the bulletin.

Over the last 24 hours, 1,05,102 tests were conducted, out of which 85,349 were RT-PCR tests, while 19,753 were antigen tests.

Some 2,363 patients are admitted in dedicated Covid hospitals, out of which 99 are Covid suspect and 2,264 are confirmed Covid patients.

Out of 2,264 patients, 1987 are from Delhi while 277 are from the city. 739 among them are on oxygen support, 91 patients are on ventilator support and 618 are in ICU.

Out of 14,802 beds in dedicated Covid hospitals, 2363 are occupied by patients and 84.04 per cent beds are vacant.

On Tuesday, private offices in Delhi were ordered to shut down and get employees to Work From Home. Offices linked to essential services are exceptions to the rule. Restaurants and bars in the city have also been shut down; only takeaway is allowed. A night curfew has been in place since last month.



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