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Delhi records 95 Covid cases, positivity rate 0.45 pc

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Delhi on Tuesday reported 95 COVID-19 cases and no fresh fatality due to the infection, while the positivity rate declined to 0.45 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.  With these fresh cases, the national capital’s tally increased to 18,64,734. The death toll stands at 26,151, it stated.

As many as 21,331 COVID-19 tests were conducted here the previous day, the department said in its latest bulletin.

Delhi on Monday had reported 90 COVID-19 cases and no fresh death due to the viral disease, while the positivity rate stood at 0.53 per cent.

On Sunday, the city had reported 71 cases with a positivity rate of 0.31 per cent, and one death. It had logged 120 cases with a positivity rate of 0.44 per cent, and no death on Saturday.

The city has recorded zero fatality count on multiple days this month.

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi has been on the decline after touching the record high of 28,867 on January 13.

The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic.

The surge in Covid cases in Delhi during the third wave of the pandemic was largely due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus.

Amid the decline in daily cases, the number of patients under home isolation in Delhi has also fallen significantly over the last few weeks.

As on February 1, the total number of home isolation cases stood at 12,312. The number stood at 322 on Tuesday, the bulletin stated.

There are 9,791 beds for COVID-19 patients in Delhi hospitals and 64 (0.65 per cent) of them are occupied, it said. PTI SLB  ANB ANB

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