Delhi sees 648 Covid cases in 24 hrs, lowest in over 2 months; positivity rate drops below 1%

The city reported 86 more deaths in the span of 24 hours.

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Published on 31 May 2021 12:18 PM GMT

Delhi sees 648 Covid cases in 24 hrs, lowest in over 2 months; positivity rate drops below 1%
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Delhi on Monday recorded 648 fresh Covid cases, lowest since March 18, health bulletin said. With today's number, the total tally in the city reached 14,26,240.

The number of active cases in the national capital is 11,040, according to a health bulletin.

Positivity rate in the national capital dipped to .99% from yesterday's 1.25%.

Coronavirus has spread like wildfire in the second wave of the pandemic in India. It doesn't seem to end anytime soon. The second wave of COVID 19 has proven to be harmful and fatal. The fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus is something that is constantly on our minds.

Meanwhile, 86 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the second day that the daily deaths in the city remained below 100.

The city also witnessed as many as 1622 discharges today and with that the total number of recoveries touched 1390963.

In the span of 24 hours, as many as 65240 swab test were conducted in the national capital. This includes 50003 RTPCR tests and 15,237 Rapid Antigen tests. The capital has conducted 1,93,02,280 tests, so far.

On Sunday, Delhi had recorded 946 COVID-19 cases and 78 deaths and the positivity rate stood at 1.25 per cent.

Earlier in the day, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said there are around 650 cases of the black fungus in Delhi government hospitals but there is a shortage of drugs used to treat the disease.

"There are 300 cases of black fungus in central government hospitals and around 650 in Delhi government hospitals. However, the supply of injections is low. We had received 1,000 injections the day before yesterday, but did not receive any injections yesterday. It takes 3-4 injections per person per day," he said.

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