New Delhi: Delhi recorded 165 fresh Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths today, while the positivity rate in the city was 0.22 percent, as per data shared by the Health Department. The new casualties have taken the death figures in Delhi to 24,900.
Delhi had on April 3 recorded 10 deaths due to Covid-19. On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 212 fresh cases and 25 deaths with a positivity rate of 0.27 percent. It had on the previous day recorded 228 cases with a 0.32 percent positivity rate and 12 deaths.
On Thursday, Delhi registered 158 cases, with a positivity rate of 0.20 percent, and 10 deaths, indicating a big decline in the count of daily fatalities due to the covid-19 infection. Active cases in Delhi fell from 2,749 on Wednesday to 2,554 on Thursday.
On June 14, the city had registered 131 cases and 16 deaths.
Earlier, on March 8, Delhi had witnessed 239 new cases, while on February 22, 128 cases of Covid-19 were witnessed, as per official data.
After recording a positivity rate of less than five per cent for more than two weeks, the Delhi government from Monday allowed major relaxations in the lockdown restrictions.
Restaurants were allowed to operate with 50 per cent capacity.
One weekly market per municipal zone was also allowed from Monday.
Despite the fall in cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has warned that the possibility third COVID-19 wave cannot be ruled out and the state government was preparing on a “war footing” to combat it.
The second wave of COVID-19 proved to be deadly for the national capital which at one time saw close to 500 daily deaths and a positivity rate of 36 percent. The city also battled with a crumbling healthcare system along with battling the pandemic, with a shortage of oxygen, beds, medicines being reported from hospitals across the city.
(With PTI Inputs)