Covid-19 National Capital reports 2,000 cases

After a little slowdown for one and half month, Delhi has been reporting spurt in Covid-19 cases again. On Sunday, the total tally of positive cases in the national capital crossed 20,000 mark after 51-days.

There were 2,024 cases reported in last 24-hour, a highest since July 10 when the city witnessed 2089 cases.

The total number of daily count has been on the downswing since June 23, when the capital reported its highest single-day spike, 3,947. In the last one week, however, the number of fresh cases reported every day is going up, as is the positivity rate, a TOI report said.

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With the latest bout of cases, the total tally has mounted to over 1.73 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 4,426 with 22 fresh fatalities.

According to Delhi government”s health bulletin, 6,881 RTPCR/CBNAAT/ TrueNat tests were done in the last 24 hours while 13,556 rapid antigen tests were conducted during the same time.

The bulletin said that the total number of cases stood at 1,73,390, while 1,54,171 patients have either recovered, been discharged or migrated out.

The number of active cases stands at 14,793 and the number of containment zones at 820.

Meanwhile, a new set of guidelines has been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the unlock 4.0. Among the major highlight is the decision to resume Delhi Metro service with certain conditions.

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