Delhi logs 89 COVID cases, lowest since April last year; 11 deaths recorded in 24 hours
The record decline in new cases comes a day after the national capital registered 124 infections, the lowest since February 16.
Delhi on Monday reported the lowest daily count of this year, as only 89 people were detected positive with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infection in the previous 24 hours, while 11 succumbed to the disease, according to the state health bulletin.
The positivity rate, too, touched a low of 0.16%. As many as 57,128 samples were tested over the past 24 hours. The total number of samples tested so far is 2,08,31,799.
The number of active cases in the national capital currently stands at 1,996 and the recovery rate is 98.12%.
So far, 14,05,460 people have recovered in the city with 173 people recovering in the last 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 24,925.
The highest fall in the number of new cases comes in the backdrop of fall in testing since the last day. Around 57,128 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours for the identification of the virus in contrast to 72,670 on Sunday. There has been a decline of more than 15,000 tests in the last 24 hours, as per the data.
Delhi has been witnessing a steady decline in daily Covid case counts since the surge in infections in the last week of April that put the medical infrastructure under severe strain as people struggled to find hospital beds and oxygen cylinders.
The number of vaccinations also fell since Sunday, as over 11,000 beneficiaries were vaccinated against the fatal disease on Monday. On Sunday more than 86,000 beneficiaries were vaccinated in 24 hours to curb the spread of the disease. From the 11,662 people who got the vaccine dose in the last 24 hours, over 10,000 received their first dose and over 1,600 were administered their second dose.
Meanwhile, more than 35,000 challans were issued against those found flouting Covid norms since the unlocking process began in the national capital on 31 May and over Rs 7.1 crore was collected as fine in the last three weeks.
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