Covid-19: Delhi registers 652 cases in last 24 hours, recovery rate improves to over 90%

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Updated: Aug 16, 2020 8:39 PM

The number of fresh cases recorded on Sunday was the lowest after July 27, when Delhi registered 613 cases. The number of recoveries on Sunday was also the highest since July 27, when 1,497 patients had recuperated from the disease.

This is the second time in a week that the daily number of deaths has dropped below 10.

The national capital’s COVID-19 tally rose to 1,52,580 on Sunday with 652 fresh cases, while 1,310 people recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours pushing the recovery rate in Delhi to more than 90 per cent, authorities said.

The death toll due to the disease has increased to 4,196 with eight more fatalities in the last 24 hours. This was the second time in a week that the number of daily fatalities due to the viral infection has dropped below 10, the Delhi government’s health bulletin stated.

On August 11, Delhi had recorded eight COVID-19 deaths, indicating a significant improvement in the pandemic situation in the city. The national capital recorded 14 deaths each on Wednesday and Thursday, 11 on Friday and 10 on Saturday.

The number of fresh cases recorded on Sunday was the lowest after July 27, when Delhi registered 613 cases. The number of recoveries on Sunday was also the highest since July 27, when 1,497 patients had recuperated from the disease.

Of the total COVID-19 cases recorded in the city so far 1,37,561 people have recovered or discharged putting the recovery rate at 90.15 per cent. There are 10,823 active cases of coronavirus infection and among them 5,762 are under home isolation.

As many as 3,024 RT PCR, CB NAAT and TrueNat tests, and 7,685 rapid-antigen tests were conducted in last 24 hours. A total of 13,02,120 tests have been conducted till date that is 68,532 tests per million population, the health bulletin stated.

The case positivity rate in the last 24 hours stood at 6.08 per cent. In the last one week, the number of new infections has grown by less than one per cent everyday.

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