Delhi records 26 new COVID-19 cases, zero death

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October 06, 2021 6:49 PM

Delhi 27 cases of the infection on Tuesday, 34 cases on Monday, 33 cases on Sunday, and 33 cases and one death on Saturday.

Covid-19 cases in Delhi, IndiaAround 7,000 ICU beds are also being added at government health care facilities in Shalimar Bagh, Kirari, Sarita Vihar, Sultanpuri, Raghuveer Nagar, and GTB Hospital and Chacha Nehru Hospital.

Delhi reported 26 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 0.04 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the city government.
The national capital recorded no coronavirus-related fatality in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.

Delhi has recorded only one death due to the infection in October so far. Last month, five people succumbed to the viral disease.

With the new cases, the coronavirus infection tally in the city climbed to 14,39,053. Of this, over 14.13 lakh patients have recovered from the disease. The death toll stands at 25,088.

According to the health bulletin, authorities conducted 66,682 tests, including 45,742 RT-PCR ones, the previous day while the rest were rapid antigen tests. There are 354 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi, up from 349 a day ago while 111 patients are in home isolation, up from 109 the previous day. The number of containment zones stands at 102, up from 100 on Tuesday.

Delhi 27 cases of the infection on Tuesday, 34 cases on Monday, 33 cases on Sunday, and 33 cases and one death on Saturday.

In April and May, Delhi battled a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a massive number of lives with the issue of oxygen shortage at hospitals adding to the woes.

On April 20, Delhi had reported 28,395 cases, the highest in the city since the beginning of the pandemic. On April 22 the case positivity rate was 36.2 per cent, the highest so far.

The highest number of 448 deaths was reported on May 3.

The Delhi government has been ramping up health infrastructure to prevent a repeat of the crisis witnessed during the peak of the second wave of coronavirus in April and May.

Steps have been taken to increase the number of hospital beds to accommodate up to 37,000 cases a day and to become self-reliant in terms of oxygen supply.

Around 7,000 ICU beds are also being added at government health care facilities in Shalimar Bagh, Kirari, Sarita Vihar, Sultanpuri, Raghuveer Nagar, and GTB Hospital and Chacha Nehru Hospital.

The national capital has 10,000 ICU beds.

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