Delhi records 28,867 new cases of COVID, highest since April last year; positivity rate shoots to 29.21%

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Delhi COVID Case Updates: Delhi State Health Bulletin on Thursday evening said that 28,867 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Delhi in the last 24 hours. The case positivity rate in the national capital has increased to 29.21 percent.

The fresh cases are the highest since April 20 last year, when Delhi recorded 28,395 cases of COVID-19 during the second wave of the pandemic.

Also, the national capital’s daily positivity rate is the highest since May 3, 2021, when it stood at 29.55 per cent.

After the fresh infection, now the number of active cases in Delhi has increased to 94,160, which is the highest in the last eight and a half months. The active cases are higher from May 1, 2021, when it was 96,747.

In the last 24 hours, 31 people have died due to COVID, taking the total death toll from coronavirus in Delhi to 25,271.

Delhi’s health department said that 22,121 patients were cured of COVID in a single day.

At present, 62,324 COVID positive patients are in home isolation and 2,369 COVID infected people are in hospitals.

Of the COVID-19 patients admitted in Delhi hospitals, 628 are in ICU, 768 are on oxygen support, 98 are on ventilator.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 98,832 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Delhi.

As far as vaccination is concerned, in the last 24 hours, 1,63,851 people have received the test for Kovid-19. Of these, 94,838 beneficiaries received their first dose of COVID vaccine, while 45,322 received their second dose.

The capital has vaccinated 23,691 precaution or booster doses for healthcare, frontline workers and people above 60 years of age with comorbidities.

The vaccination of children in the age group of 15 to 18 years in the country started from January 3 this year. In the last 24 hours, 50,048 children in this age group have received their first COVID vaccine dose.

First published:January 13, 2022, 9:20 pm

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