Covid – 19 positivity rate rises to 0.08%, highest in 22 days in Delhi
The test positivity rate of Covid-19 in Delhi touched 0.08% on Tuesday, the highest in 22 Days. The daily cases also rose to 41. This is the maximum daily cases also rose to 41. This
The test positivity rate of Covid-19 in Delhi touched 0.08% on Tuesday, the highest in 22 Days. The daily cases also rose to 41. This is the maximum daily cases also rose to 41. This is the maximum daily cases recorded in the national capital since October 7, when 44 people tested positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours.
According to the health bulletin released by the state government on Tuesday, 50,202 Covid tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.Of this, 34, 143 tests were done using Rt-PCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat, while the rest of the 16,059 were carried out using Rapid Antien Kits. Total 41 people were found to be positive.
With this, the active cases tally in the city has reached 323 from 307 active cases on Monday. The total Covid-19 tally in Delhi is 14,39,630, which is the eighth highest among all states in the country. Total 25,091 people have been confirmed dead due to Covid-19 in the capital since the pandemic began. No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the daily health bulletin.
Delhi has recorded four deaths due to the infection in October so far. Last month, five people succumbed to the viral disease. “Many people can be seen roaming around in markets without wearing a mask or maintaing social distance. They think the pandemic is over. New cases are still coming out and if Covid appropraite behaviour isn’t followed strictly, there might be a sprut in cases again,” Dr. Rommel Tickoo, director, internal medicine, at Max hospital said.
At Lok NAyak hospital, medical director Dr. Suresh Kumar told TOI on Monday that the fever OPDs are running full with cases of fever that are mostly related to vector-borne diseases such as Dengue and Malaria.
The emergence of a newer sub-variant of the Delta strain of Covid-19 that led to massive rise in cases as well as deaths during the second wave between April and May has also become a cause of concern.