Delhi records 12,306 fresh COVID-19 cases, 43 more fatalities; positivity rate stands at 21.48%

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 07:07 PM IST
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Commuters leave Shivaji Bridge railway station on a cold winter morning, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. |

Delhi logged 12,306 fresh COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths due to the disease on Wednesday, while the positivity rate declined to 21.48 per cent, according to a bulletin issued by the health department.

Thrusday's cases were 10 per cent lower than those of Wednesday's. The national capital had reported 11,684 new Covid cases and 38 deaths on Tuesday, and the positivity rate was 27.99 per cent.

A total of A total 43447 tests were done today. 44,737 tests were conducted to detect the infection on Monday compared to 44,762 tests on Sunday.

The cases have reduced in the last few days with Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday attributing the decline to the weekend curfew.

The number of cases is decreasing but the government is keeping an eye on the trend, the minister had said.

A total of 2698 patients are admitted to hospitals, including 903 patients on oxygen support, of which 152 are on ventilator.

The case tally has climbed to 17,60,272 in Delhi while the death toll due to Covid has gone up to 25,503. The number of active cases in the city stands at 68,730.

The number of patients in home isolation reduced to 53593 patients.

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