Delhi logs 27,561 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate at 26.22 pc


New Delhi: Delhi recorded 27,561 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, which is the highest number of COVID cases in a single day in the last eight months.

Delhi had recorded 28,395 cases during the second wave of COVID-19 on April 20 last year. According to the Delhi government’s health bulletin, 40 people have succumbed to the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, as of June 4 last year.

The active caseload in the city has risen to 87,445, marking a surge during the third wave of the pandemic that is seen to be driven by the Omicron version.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital is 16,17,716. The cumulative positivity rate is 4.79 percent while the daily positivity rate is 26.22 percent.

The total death toll in Delhi has gone up to 25,240. The case fatality rate is 1.56 percent. The bulletin said that today 14,957 people have been cured of COVID-19 and the total number of cured has increased to 15,05,031.
It said 56,991 COVID-19 patients are in home isolation and 2,264 patients are hospitalised.

Under the nationwide COVID vaccination campaign, so far 2,79,08,084 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered to the beneficiaries. (ANI)

First Published:January 12, 2022, 9:04 pm

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