255 Covid cases

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255 Covid cases

Monday, 14 June 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi recorded 255 new Covid-19 cases while the positivity rate dipped to 0.35 per cent. Besides, 23 more fatalities were reported on Sunday, taking the total number to 24,823 till now, according to data shared by the health department.

The number of active cases as on Sunday, stood at 3,466, of which 1,037 are in home isolation, according to the latest health bulletin.

A total of 72,751 tests, including 53,885 RT-PCR tests, were conducted a day ago, the bulletin said.

Anticipating the “possible” third wave of Covid-19, the Delhi Government has speeded up revamping several existing hospitals to increase the number of beds and also building new hospitals.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also announced the setting up of a paediatric taskforce and two genome sequencing labs as well as a plan to ramp up oxygen capacity to prepare for a possible third Covid wave that could peak at 37,000 cases a day.

The Government had also announced plans to create a buffer stock of important medicines besides other initiatives to deal with the ‘possible’ further outbreak.

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