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300 Deaths, 13,287 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours In Delhi, Slight Drop In Positivity Rate



Delhi COVID-19 cases: The number of cumulative cases stands at 13,61,986 (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi registered 13, 287 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with 300 fatalities reported over the past 24 hours, said the health bulletin. The positivity rate has further dropped to 17.03 per cent, it added.

It has remained above the 20 per cent mark since April 17. It was 17.8 percent on Tuesday, 19.10 per cent on Monday, 21.67 per cent on Sunday and 23.34 per cent on Saturday. On April 22, a positivity rate of 36.2 per cent, the highest so far, was recorded.

The number of cumulative cases stands at 13,61,986 and the death count at 20,310.

Delhi had reported 12,481 cases on Tuesday, 12,651 cases on Monday, 13,336 on Sunday, 17,364 on Saturday, 19,832 on Friday, 19,133 on Thursday, 20,960 on Wednesday and 19,953 last Tuesday.

As many as 14,071 people recovered from the infection during the period, it added. Now there are 82,725 active cases, down from 83,809 the previous day and 49,974 of them are in home isolation, the bulletin said.

Over 12.58 lakh people have either recovered, migrated out or have been discharged, according to the health bulletin. Of the 23,202 hospital beds for coronavirus patients in the city, 4,469 are vacant, it said.

The national capital started registering a spike in cases and deaths towards the end of March in the second wave. By mid-April, the city was reporting over 300 deaths daily, which rose to 400 in May.

Earlier today, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that  Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech has refused to supply doses to Delhi “under instructions” from the central government, accusing the centre of controlling the supply of Covid shots and of “vaccine mismanagement”.

The centre’s national vaccine policy has been spluttering with states complaining about lack of doses to vaccinate its people.

The city is under lockdown till May 17 to stem the spread of the virus.

(With agency inputs)

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