Delhi reported 579 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and one death, according to data provided by the health department. The positivity rate in the national capital was recorded at 3.46 per cent.
With the fresh infections and fatalities, Delhi’s caseload climbed to 19,39,227 and the death toll increased to 26,277, the health department bulletin said.
The fresh cases came out of 16,755 tests conducted the previous day, it said.
On Wednesday, Delhi logged 600 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 3.27 per cent and one death. The city recorded 615 cases with a positivity rate of 3.89 per cent and three deaths on Tuesday.
Of the 9,469 beds for COVID-19 patients in Delhi hospitals, only 154 were occupied on Thursday. Beds at Covid care centres and Covid health centres are lying vacant, the bulletin said.
The number of active cases in Delhi stands at 2,480, down from 2,590 the previous day. As many as 1,760 patients are under home isolation, it said.
There are 331 containment zones in the capital, down from 349 on Wednesday, it added.
The national capital has reported a few cases of the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron, which are highly transmissible, but experts have said there is no need to panic as these sub-variants do not cause severe infection.
The number of fresh Covid cases had touched the record high of 28,867 in Delhi on January 13, during the third wave of the pandemic.
The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic.
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