Delhi records 161 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death; 0.44% positivity rate


This took the number of cases from the national capital to 18,62,802, while the death toll rose to 26,141.

Delhi reported 161 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Saturday, while the positivity rate was 0.44 percent, according to data shared by the city’s health department.

This took the number of cases from the national capital to 18,62,802, while the death toll rose to 26,141.

The number of COVID-19 tests conducted a day ago stood at 36,731.

Delhi had registered 174 cases on Friday with a 0.45 percent positivity rate and zero deaths.

Also on March 5, 6 and 10, the city had recorded zero fatalities.

The number of daily cases in Delhi is on the decline after reaching the record high of 28,867 on January 13. The city had a positivity rate of 30.6 percent on Jan. 14, the highest during the ongoing wave of the pandemic.

Amid a decline in the daily number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, the number of patients in home isolation here has fallen significantly in recent weeks.

The total number of home isolation cases stood at 12,312 on February 1, and fell to 586 on March 12.

The number of containment zones, which also slowly declined during this period, stood at 3,516 on March 12, official figures from the health service show.

The increase in Covid cases in Delhi during the third wave of the pandemic was largely due to the Omicron variant of the virus, which is highly transmissible.

There are 10,579 beds for Covid patients in hospitals in Delhi and 95 (0.9 percent) of them were occupied, according to the latest bulletin.

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