City reports 22 new Covid cases; 0.05 positivity rate

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City reports 22 new Covid cases; 0.05 positivity rate

Friday, 22 October 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The national Capital reported 22 new cases reported on Thursday while the positivity rate stood at 0.05 per cent, according to a health bulletin issued by the health department of the Delhi Government.

As per the bulletin, the cumulative Covid-19 cases now stand at 14,39,488 and the death toll remains at 25,089.  A total of 42,563 tests were conducted a day ago.

The number of active cases decreased to 311 on from 322 a day before, according to the bulletin. The number of people under home isolation stood at 99 while it was 103 a day before, and the number of containment zones increased to 96, the bulletin said

A total of 42,563 tests -35,063 RT-PCR tests and 7,500 rapid antigen tests - were conducted a day ago, the bulletin said.

 

On April 20, Delhi had reported 28,395 cases, the highest in the city since the beginning of the pandemic last year. On April 22, the case positivity rate was 36.2 per cent, the highest so far.

 

The highest number of 448 deaths was reported on May 3. The Delhi government has been ramping up the health infrastructure in the city to prevent a repeat of the crisis witnessed during the peak of the second wave.

 

Two fatalities due to COVID-19 have been recorded so far this month in Delhi, on October 2 and 10, according to official data.

 

The Delhi Government has taken steps to increase the number of hospital beds to accommodate up to 37,000 patients a day and to become self-reliant in terms of oxygen supply.

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