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Coronavirus India Update: Delhi reports 1,141 new cases as active cases fall below 15000

Covid Testing in Kerala.(PTI File Photo)

New Delhi: Delhi on Friday (May 28) recorded 1,141 new COVID-19 cases as numbers continued to slide with the lockdown in force. 139  fatalities were reported in the same period with the positivity rate of 1.59 per cent which is one of the lowest since the advent of the second wave of the pandemic.

With this tthe total COVID-19 cases in the national capital stands at 14,23,690 since the start of the pandemic.

Over 13.8 lakh people have recovered from the virus till now.

The number of active cases decreased to 14,581 according to a bulletin by the state health department.

The number of people under home isolation dipped to 7,111 from 8,247 on Thursday while the number of containment zones dropped to 22,701 from 34,354 a day before, the bulletin added.

This is the third consecutive day that the national capital has reported under 1500 cases daily.

This comes on the same day when Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in an online brief said that the restrictions imposed during the lockdown will be gradually lifted from Monday.

On Thursday, 1,072 cases and 117 deaths were recorded which was the lowest in the second wave while the positivity rate was also down to 1.53 per cent.

“The virus is reducing in Delhi slowly and steadily, and I hope it diminishes completely and does not rise again. However, we are not going to become negligent in anyway”, Kejriwal had said on May 15.

The national capital had recorded 1,491 cases and 130 fatalities on Wednesday, 1,568 cases and 156 deaths on Tuesday, 1,550 cases and 207 fatalities on Monday.

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A total of 71,853 tests, including 47,917 RT-PCR tests and 23,936 rapid antigen tests, were conducted on Thursday.

With inputs from PTI

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