New Delhi: The national capital continued on the path to recover from the blow dealt by the second surge of the pandemic, with a dip in fatalities. The Capital on Wednesday logged 337 fresh cases and 36 fatalities. The positivity rate now stands at 0.46 per cent. According to the health bulletin, the positivity rate and new cases saw a slight surge as compared to the figures recorded on Tuesday which were 0.44 per cent and 316 respectively.
Following the declining trend of fresh daily cases, the state government initiated the unlock process that began on Monday. As part of the unlocking process, markets are allowed to be open on an odd-even basis along with malls while metro services have been restored with 50 per cent capacity.
On Monday, Delhi recorded 231 cases, the lowest count ever since it was hit by the wrath of the second wave. The positivity rate had dipped to 0.36 per cent while the death count stood at 36. However, 36 more people succumbed to the disease in a day, pushing the death count to 24,704, the latest bulletin said. The case fatality rate is 1.73 per cent.
On Sunday, at 34, Delhi recorded the lowest number of COVID deaths in about two months, while the cases stood at 381 with positivity of 0.5 per cent. A day earlier, the city reported 60 fatalities and 414 new cases with a positivity rate of 0.53 per cent while on the day before, it had recorded 50 deaths and 523 new cases with a positivity rate of 0.68 per cent.
Since April 19, the Covid-19 situation started to worsen with the daily count spiralling up, with over 28,000 cases and 277 deaths recorded on April 20, rising to 306 fatalities on April 22. On May 3, the number of deaths crossed the 400-mark. However, as the battle against the virus continues, cases and fatalities have now started to witness a downward trend.
A total of 73,241 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 52,194 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests, while the rest were rapid antigen tests. As many as 752 people successfully recovered and were discharged or migrated out during the last 24 hours, with the recoveries again outnumbering the fresh infections.
Of the 24,188 beds in hospitals, 21,789 are vacant. The number of active cases stands at 4,511, down from 4,96, a day ago. Nearly 1,795 infected are in home isolation. The cumulative cases stand at 14,30,128, and over 14 lakh people have recovered from the infection till now. As many as 48,446 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours, including 22,594 who were administered the second dose, thereby making them fully vaccinated. Under the state’s vaccination drive, 57,81,145 people have been inoculated till now, including 13,40,678 who have been administered both doses.
(With inputs from PTI)