Delhi reports 1,422 Covid-19 cases, zero fatalities

A total of 26,647 Covid tests were conducted in the national capital on Saturday
Last Updated 08 May 2022, 16:25 IST

Delhi reported 1,422 fresh Covid-19 cases and zero deaths due to the viral disease on Sunday, while the positivity rate was recorded ta 5.34 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.

A total of 26,647 Covid tests were conducted in the national capital on Saturday, it showed.

With the new cases, Delhi's Covid-19 infection tally rises to 18,94,254, while the death toll stands at 26,179, according to the bulletin.

The city reported 1,407 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 4.72 per cent and two deaths on Saturday.

It had on Friday logged 1,656 Covid-19 cases, the highest since February 4, while the positivity rate stood at 5.39 per cent.

The national capital had recorded 1,365 Covid-19 cases and zero fatality due to the infection on Thursday, while the positivity rate was at 6.35 per cent.

There are 5,939 active cases of the disease in the city now. The number of containment zones has risen to 1,896, according to the latest health bulletin.

The hospitalisation rate has so far been low, accounting for less than three per cent of the total number of active cases, it stated.

Currently, 177 Covid-19 patients are admitted in Delhi hospitals, while 4,340 are recuperating in home-isolation, the bulletin stated.

Of the 9,590 beds for Covid-19 patients in various hospitals, only 186 (1.94 per cent) are occupied, it stated.

The spurt in Covid-19 cases and the test positivity rate in Delhi over the last few weeks does not suggest the onset of a new wave, but people should keep basic mitigation measures in place to prevent the spread of the infection, experts have said.

Eminent epidemiologist Dr Chandrakant Lahariya had earlier said the test positivity rate is stagnant, and it means the infection is spreading at the same rate and that there is no wave.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had last week said Covid-19 cases have increased in the capital but the situation was not serious as people were not developing severe disease and the hospitalisation rate was low.

He had attributed the low hospitalisation rate to vaccinations and naturally acquired immunity.

(Published 08 May 2022, 15:36 IST)

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