Delhi recorded 5,879 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday and a positivity price of 12.90 per cent, whereas 111 extra fatalities pushed the dying toll to eight,270, authorities stated. These fresh cases got here out of the 45,562 assessments carried out on Friday, together with 21,845 RT-PCR assessments, in response to the most recent bulletin issued by the Delhi well being division.
On Friday, authorities had stated 23,507 RT-PCR assessments, the very best until date, have been carried out a day earlier than. The highest single-day spike until date right here — 8,593 cases — was recorded on November 11 when 85 fatalities have been recorded. As many as 111 fatalities have been recorded on Saturday, pushing the toll within the nationwide capital to eight,270. This is the fourth time within the final 10 days that the every day variety of deaths has crossed the 100-mark.
Authorities reported 118 deaths on Friday, 131 on November 18, the very best until date, and 104 fatalities on November 12. The energetic cases tally on Saturday stood at 39,741 as in comparison with 40,936 on Friday. The bulletin stated that the full variety of cases has climbed to five,23,117 of which 4,75,103 have recovered. The variety of containment zones in Delhi rose to 4,633 on Saturday from 4,560 on Friday.
A authorities official stated over 400 ICU beds have been added in hospitals run by the Centre and the Delhi authorities within the metropolis over the past 5 days amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
On Friday, Health Minister Satyendar Jain had stated the gradual discount within the variety of new COVID-19 cases and the positivity price is a “clear indicator” that the unfold of the virus is lowering within the nationwide capital. “The positivity price was 15.26 per cent on November 7. It is lower than 11 per cent now. The most variety of cases (8,593) have been reported on November 10,” he had stated.