COVID 19: Delhi records 3,567 cases, 10 deaths; positive rate

Delhi tape-recorded 3,567 COVID-19 cases on Saturday and the positive rate continued to increase to 4.48 per cent from 4.11 per cent a day ago while 10 more people succumbed to the deadly virus.According to main data, the positivity rate has mounted from simply listed below one per cent to 4.48 percent in the last two weeks.Earlier, Health Minister Satyendar Jain had actually said that the situation is considered under control if the positivity rate stays below 5 percent for several days.

On Saturday, the variety of cumulative cases stood at 6,72,381. 10 more deaths were reported, taking the toll to 11,060, the health department stated on Saturday.

The city had actually reported 3,594 cases on Friday, the greatest day-to-day count this year, however the positivity rate continued to rise in the city.On December 3, the city had actually tape-recorded 3,734 cases while on December 4, the count was 4,067, the official information shows.Delhi had reported 2,790 cases on Thursday, and 1,819 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 992 cases on Tuesday, 1,904 cases on Monday and 1,881 cases on Sunday.It had actually taped 1,558 cases on Saturday, 1,534 cases last Friday, 1,515 cases last Thursday, 1,254 cases a day prior to that and 1,101 cases last Tuesday, when it had crossed the 1,000-mark for the very first time because December 24. The number of active cases increased to 12,647 from 11,994 a day in the past. A total of 79,617 tests, including 57,296 RT-PCR tests, were performed a day ago, the health publication said.On Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said the nationwide capital was encountering the 4th wave of COVID-19 infection but imposition of a lockdown was not being considered yet.The chief minister had actually said added, “It refers issue considering that the COVID-19 cases are increasing greatly. However there is no need to panic. The government is keeping track of the circumstance and taking all needed actions.”The health department stated on Saturday that the variety of individuals under home seclusion increased to 6,569 from 6,106 a day ago.The containment zones increased to 2,618 from 2,338 on Friday, it said.The number of cumulative cases as on January 1 had actually stood at over 6.25 lakh and the overall fatalities were 10,557. The variety of daily cases had actually begun to come down in February.On February 26, the month’s highest everyday count of 256 cases was recorded.However, the day-to-day cases began to rise again in March and have actually been gradually increasing because then.Of the 5,947 beds reserved for coronavirus patients in federal government and private healthcare facilities in Delhi, 3,506 are empty, according to government data.Delhi on March 19 had actually tape-recorded 716 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest in over two-and-a-half months, while the positivity increased had leapt to 0.93 per cent. Four fatalities were reported on that day pushing the death toll to 10,953, as per authorities data.The next day, Delhi had actually reported over 800 COVID-19 cases, for the very first time this year, and the positivity rate had breached the one per cent-mark after over two months.The figures have actually been progressively increasing since then, crossing 2 per cent-mark in between and then breaching the 4 per cent-mark on Friday.Health experts and physicians have actually attributed this “sudden rise” in cases to individuals turning contented, not following COVID-appropriate behaviour and “assuming all is well now”. The next two-three months might be difficult, they said, adding the scenario can be kept under control if vaccination is opened up for more individuals and COVID-19 protocols are strictly adhered to.Meanwhile, splitting the whip against the lawbreakers of coronavirus-related procedures, Delhi Police released 11,800 challans for not following the face mask guideline and 125 for not maintain social distancing in the last 2 weeks amid a recent spike in the cases.According to information shared by Delhi Police, a total of 5,78,324 challans have been issued considering that June 15 till Friday, consisting of 5,36,256 for not using face masks and 38,631 for not preserving social distancing.

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