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Delhi sees 2,495 new Covid cases, positivity rate jumps to 15.41%

Covid cases in Delhi: The capital has also reported seven deaths in the last 24 hours.

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Delhi has reported 2,495 new cases in the last 24 hours, the health department said on Tuesday. The positivity rate in the national capital has now climbed to 15.41%.

The capital has also reported seven deaths during the same period. There are now 8,506 active cases in the city.

With the fresh infections and fatalities, Delhi's caseload increased to 19,73,394 and the death toll to 26,343, it said.

Delhi had reported 2,423 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 14.97 per cent and two deaths, the data updated on Sunday said. On Saturday, it recorded 2,311 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 13.84 per cent and one fatality.

On Friday, it logged 2,419 cases with a positivity rate of 12.95 per cent, while two people died due to the disease. On Thursday, the city saw 2,202 cases with a positivity rate of 11.84 per cent and four deaths.

On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 2,073 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 11.64 per cent and five fatalities. On June 25, six people succumbed to the disease.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi stands at 8,506, up from 7,484 previous day. As many as 5,504 patients are in home isolation, the bulletin said.

Of the 9,409 beds reserved for COVID-19 patients in various Delhi hospitals, 534 were occupied. Beds at Covid care centres and Covid health centres were lying vacant, it said.

There are 253 containment zones in the city, it added. Delhi has reported a few cases of the BA.4 and the BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron that are highly transmissible.

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi had touched the record high of 28,867 on January 13 this year during the third wave of the pandemic.

The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic.

(With inputs from PTI)

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