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Delhi’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 3.11 lakh; death toll climbs to 5,653

Delhi COVID-19 news: The positivity rate on October 12 stood at 5.14 per cent while the recovery rate was crossed 91 per cent.

New Delhi: The national capital recorded 40 COVID-19 fatalities on Monday, taking the death toll to 5,809, while 1,849 fresh cases took the infection tally to over 3.11 lakh, authorities said. The relatively low number of fresh cases came out of the 35,947 tests conducted the previous day.

On October 10 and September 29 as well, 48 fatalities were reported in the city, the highest number of deaths recorded in a day since July 16, when Delhi saw 58 fatalities. Forty more fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 5,809, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

The tally of active cases on Monday dropped to 20,535 from 21,701 the previous day. The total number of cases has climbed to 3,11,188 the bulletin added. The number of containment zones in Delhi slightly increased to 2,726 from 2,710 on Sunday.

The positivity rate on Monday stood at 5.14 per cent while the recovery rate was crossed 91 per cent, the bulletin said, adding THAT the case fatality rate stood at 1.87 per cent. Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev took a review meeting of all district magistrates on COVID-19 management, the bulletin said.

According to the bulletin, out of the total number of 16,118 beds in COVID hospitals, 10,967 are vacant.
It said that 963 beds in COVID care centres are occupied by persons under quarantine, including travellers who have returned by the Vande Bharat Mission and bubble flights.

The Delhi government has significantly ramped up testing in the past few days, with the count on several times crossing the 60,000-mark. The number of Rapid Antigen Tests conducted on Sunday stood at 25,687 while the RT-PCR, CBNAAT and True NAAT tests figures were 10,260 in all adding to 35,947, according to the bulletin.

The number of tests done per million as on Monday was over 1.92 lakh while the total number of tests stood at over 36 lakh. The bulletin said that 2,84,844 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far.
Since September, daily cases had begun to rise in the city. From the last week of September, it has started to come down a bit. The number of people in home isolation slightly rose to dropped to 12,365 on Monday compared to 12,470 the previous day. 

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