673 new cases of Covid-19, 4 more deaths in Delhi; Positivity rate 2.77% OCN NEWS

Delhi recorded 673 new Covid cases and four more deaths on Saturday, while the positivity rate stood at 2.77%, according to data shared by the health department here. As of Friday, the city had also reported four deaths, the highest single-day death toll in more than two months.

Delhi had recorded three Covid deaths on March 7 and four deaths from the disease on March 4. The city had recorded 899 cases of COVID-19 on Friday with a positivity rate of 3.34%.

As of Thursday, Delhi had recorded 1,032 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths, while the positivity rate was 3.64%. With 673 new cases reported on Saturday, the nation’s capital’s overall Covid tally rose to 18,99,745 while the death toll stood at 26,192.

A total of 24,317 tests were carried out the day before, according to the latest health bulletin. The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi had hit a record high of 28,867 on January 13 this year during the third wave of the pandemic.

The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6% on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic which was largely due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The number of patients in home isolation stood at 3,122 on Saturday, the bulletin said, adding that there were 3,936 active cases.

There are 9,581 beds for COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Delhi and 154 (1.6%) of them are occupied, he said. The number of containment zones as of Saturday stood at 1,706, according to the bulletin.

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