Delhi records highest single-day mortality count in over 2 months

Delhi records highest single-day mortality count in over 2 months

The highest single-day mortality count in over two months in Delhi was recorded on Friday by 899 new Covid cases and four more deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 3.34 percent, according to the data shared by the health department here.

The city had three deaths due to Covid on March 7 and four deaths due to the disease on March 4.

The city had recorded 1,032 fresh COVID 19 cases and zero death on Thursday, while the positivity rate was 3.64 percent.

With the new cases, the national capital's overall Covid tally has increased to 18,99, 072 while the death toll has gone up to 26,188.

Delhi had recorded 970 fresh Covid cases at a positivity rate of 3.34 percent and one death on Wednesday.

The city had reported 1,118 new coronaviruses cases and one death on Tuesday, while the positiveness rate was 4.38 percent.

A total of 26,912 tests were conducted a day earlier, according to the latest health bulletin.

There were a record number of daily COVID 19 cases in Delhi, reaching a new high of 28,867 on January 13 of this year during the third wave of the epidemic.

The city had a positivity rate of 30.6 percent on January 14, which was the highest during the third wave of the epidemic, which was largely due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronaviruses.

The number of patients in home isolation was 3,288 on Friday, and there were 4,341 active cases, according to the bulletin.

There are 9,581 beds for COVID 19 patients in Delhi hospitals and 163 1.7 percent of them are occupied, it said. The number of containment zones as of Friday stood at 1,880, according to the bulletin.

The data shows that 18 lakh COVID claims have so far been worth Rs 16,921 cr.