Delhi records 2,033 coronavirus cases, 48 deaths in 24 hrs

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With 2,033 new coronavirus cases and 48 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capital on Wednesday recorded a total tally of 1,04,864 and 3,213 deaths.

Till now, 78,199 people have recovered, more than three times the number of active cases which stand at 23,452. Over 3,213 deaths mean that the city has a case fatality rate of three per cent.

Earlier this week, the capital had crossed the grim milestone of one lakh cases. The silver lining, however, is the recovery rate, which has exceeded 70 per cent. According to Delhi government's daily bulletin, as many as 3,982 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

On June 23, the city had witnessed the highest single-day peak of 3,947 cases, but the number has come down steadily since then despite the number of tests increasing.

Testing numbers in the city have gone up since the commencement of rapid antigen tests last month. Over 9,461 RT-PCR and 12,567 rapid antigen Covid-19 tests were conducted Wednesday.

In total, 7,01,859 tests have been conducted so far in the national capital. Delhi has a total of 458 containment zones.

Currently, 4,859 beds are occupied in the hospitals out of a total capacity of 15,096 beds, 1,758 in the dedicated COVID Care Centres out of 7,869 and 141 beds in the dedicated COVID Health Centres as against the availability of 544 total beds. Over 14,661 people are under home isolation.

Earlier, an order was issued to all COVID hospitals in Delhi regarding obtaining feedback of patients and their willingness to donate plasma at the time of discharge from hospital.

Another order was issued to display a flex board of 12×10 feet at the entry gate of all hospitals in Delhi having information related to plasma donation and to encourage persons who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma to help other COVID positive patients.



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