Delhi reports 1,104 fresh Covid cases today, positivity rate drops to 2.09%

Delhi reports 1,104 fresh Covid cases today, positivity rate drops to 2.09%


Delhi reports 1,104 fresh Covid cases today, positivity rate drops to 2.09%
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Delhi reports 1,104 fresh Covid cases today, positivity rate drops to 2.09%

Highlights

  • Delhi reported 1,104 fresh cases of coronavirus on Thursday and 12 deaths.
  • On Wednesday, the national capital reported 1,317 fresh COVID-19 cases.
  • The Covid-19 test positivity rate in the national capital was recorded at 2.09 per cent today.

Delhi reported 1,104 fresh cases of coronavirus on Thursday and 12 deaths, according to data released by the city’s health department. The Covid-19 test positivity rate in the national capital was recorded at 2.09 per cent, data added further. 

With this, the national capital’s coronavirus case count increased to 18,48,619 and the death toll climbed to 26,035, the latest bulletin stated. As many as 52,848 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city the previous day, it said. The number of people in home isolation stands at 3573, down from 4,134, the day before, it said. There are 20,384 containment zones in the city, a fall from 23,052 on Wednesday, it said. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 5,438.

On Wednesday, the national capital reported 1,317 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 2.11 per cent, while 13 more people succumbed to the viral disease, according to data shared by the city health department.

The number of daily cases in Delhi has been on the decline after touching the record high of 28,867 on January 13. The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the ongoing wave of the pandemic. It took just 10 days for daily cases to drop below 10,000.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday reviewed the COVID-19 situation and decided to reopen higher education institutions and coaching centres along with schools for classes 9-12 from February 7 amid the declining number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital.

Gyms were also allowed to reopen with certain restrictions, while the night curfew continues.

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