New Delhi: There has been a steady rise in COVID cases in Delhi ahead of Diwali as the city recorded 135 fresh COVID cases on Saturday. Delhi’s COVID positivity rate increased to 2.12 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.
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With these new cases, Delhi’s COVID tally has climbed to 20,04,787 while the death toll stands at 26,506, the department said in its latest bulletin.
The new COVID cases were detected from 6,353 tests conducted the previous day, it said. No new fatality was reported due to the viral disease.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Delhi stands at 465, the bulletin said, adding that a total of 297 patients are under home isolation.
Of the 8,819 beds reserved for COVID patients in various city hospitals, 44 are occupied, it said.
There are 49 coronavirus containment zones in Delhi, according to the bulletin.
Delhi on Friday reported 112 cases with a positivity rate of 1.75 per cent.
On Thursday, the city recorded 130 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 1.84 per cent. The city government did not issue a bulletin on Wednesday.
Delhi on Tuesday logged 97 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 1.41 per cent along with one fatality.
On Monday, the city had recorded 67 new Covid cases with the positivity rate rising to 3.1 per cent.
The number of daily cases in Delhi touched a record high of 28,867 on January 13 during the third wave of the pandemic.
The city recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave.