Six Covid deaths in Delhi, positivity rate 10% on lower testing | Delhi News – Times of India
NEW DELHI: The city reported six deaths due to Covid-19 on Monday, though the number of daily new cases dropped marginally to 1,060 following a dip in the test count. The positivity rate stood at 10.09%. The last time Delhi registered more than five deaths in a single day was on February 24.
According to the daily health bulletin of the Delhi government, the test count on Sunday stood at only 10,506. The city logged 1,530 new cases on Sunday with a positivity rate of 8.41% and three deaths. On Saturday, the counts stood at 1,534 cases with a positivity rate of 7.71% and three deaths. At 1,797 cases, the national capital recorded the highest number of new cases in nearly four months on Friday, with one fatality and a positivity rate of 8.18%.
With Monday’s cases, the cumulative number of Covid cases in Delhi went up to 19,23,149 and 26,238 deaths. Delhi’s active case tally stands at 5,375, a drop of 167 from Sunday. The number of hospitalised patients is 239, according to the Delhi Corona app. Out of them, 63 patients are in ICU, 72 need oxygen support, and 10 are on ventilator.
“There are chances that the number of cases will further rise to an extent, but soon it will start decreasing. General hygiene and social distancing can decrease spread, and symptoms can be treated with common remedies like paracetamol for fever, warm saline gargle for cough, steam inhalation for running nose,” said Dr Jugal Kishore, head of the medicine department at Safdarjung Hospital.
“There won’t be any wave or any severity. The information on genome sequencing is not out yet, and it will give us a clearer picture as to what is leading to the spike,” said Dr Lalit Kant, former scientist and head of epidemiology and communicable diseases division at ICMR. “There won’t be any peak of this surge, cases will go up and down,” he added.