COVID daily death toll in Delhi below 100 for first time in 47 days

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COVID cases in Delhi (Image: Pexels)
COVID cases in Delhi (Image: Pexels)

New Delhi : With 78 people losing their lives to coronavirus, Delhi registered less than 100 fatalities in a day for first time in last 47 days. At the same time, the capital city recorded 946 fresh positive COVID-19 cases, according to the Delhi government’s health bulletin.

The daily number of new coronavirus cases is continuously declining in the national capital for past few days. According to the official health update, 1,803 people recovered from the disease in the 24-hour period, while the positivity rate remained below 2 per cent and stood at 1.25 per cent.

As per the government data, 75,440 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours and 1,92,37,040 tests were conducted so far. The cumulative caseload of Delhi has now reached 14,25,592 including 12,100 active cases, 13,89,341 recoveries and 24,151 deaths. 

More than 53,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday, taking the total number of vaccinated people to 53,43,766. The vaccination of the 18-44 years age group remained suspended for the seventh day as the Delhi government claimed it was not receiving vaccines from the Centre.

Delhi’s AAP MLA Atishi also claimed that about 3.5 lakh Covid vaccines are available for the 45 plus age group, including over 3 lakh doses of Covishield, which may last for only 14 days.