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Updated on: Tuesday, September 07, 2021, 05:58 PM IST

COVID-19: Delhi reports death after six days, 50 fresh cases registered in last 24 hours

Family members and relatives wearing PPE kits (Personal Protection Equipment) perform the last rites of victims who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus during mass cremation held at a crematorium in New Delhi on April 27, 2021. | AFP File Photo

Family members and relatives wearing PPE kits (Personal Protection Equipment) perform the last rites of victims who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus during mass cremation held at a crematorium in New Delhi on April 27, 2021. | AFP File Photo

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Delhi after six straight days reported death due to COVID-19 on Tuesday while 50 new cases were reported in the national capital. For the last six days consecutively, Delhi hadn't reported single death.

On Tuesday 50 fresh cases of the infection were reported with a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.

With the new cases, the overall infection tally in the city climbs to 14,38,041. Of this, over 14.12 lakh patients have recovered from the disease. The death toll due to the disease stands at 25,083.

On Monday, the city reported 32 coronavirus cases and zero deaths due to the infection. On Saturday, 55 COVID-19 cases were reported. There are 367 active cases of the disease in Delhi, of which 88 are in home-isolation.

The number of containment zones stands at 104, the bulletin said.

Delhi battled a brutal second wave of the pandemic in April-May that claimed a massive number of lives, with the shortage of oxygen at hospitals across the city adding to the woes. On April 20, Delhi had reported 28,395 COVID-19 cases, the highest in the city since the beginning of the pandemic. On April 22, the case positivity rate was 36.2 per cent, the highest so far.

The highest number of 448 deaths was reported on May 3.

The city government has been ramping up health infrastructure to prevent a repeat of the crisis witnessed during the peak of the second wave of the coronavirus. Steps have been taken to increase the number of hospital beds to accommodate up to 37,000 cases a day and to become self-reliant in terms of oxygen supply.

Around 7,000 ICU beds are also being added at government healthcare facilities in Shalimar Bagh, Kirari, Sarita Vihar, Sultanpuri, Raghuveer Nagar, and GTB Hospital and Chacha Nehru Hospital.

At present, there are 10,000 ICU beds in the capital.

According to government data, 1.42 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the capital since the inoculation exercise started on January 16. Over one crore people have received at least one dose.

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Published on: Tuesday, September 07, 2021, 05:58 PM IST
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