COVID-19 patients undergo treatment at Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID care centre at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, Thursday, May, 20, 2021.
COVID-19 patients undergo treatment at Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID care centre at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, Thursday, May, 20, 2021.
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Once gasping amid the massive surge in novel Coronavirus cases, Delhi in more three months reported lowest covid infections on Saturday. The national capital reported 213 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The city also recorded 28 deaths due to COVID-19 which took the total death count to 24,800.

The city's positivity rate has come down to 0.30 per cent, the lowest after February 23 when it was 0.25 per cent.

A total of 497 patients recovered from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total active cases down to 3,610.

Today's cases are the lowest after March 1 when Delhi recorded 175 Covid cases in a day.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that chances of a "third wave of the coronavirus pandemic were quite real" and that his government is prepping to tackle it on a "war footing". The city has been ramping up healthcare and oxygen facilities after an acute shortage during the deadly second wave left the medical infrastructure in the capital crunched with thousands gasping for a bed and breath.

On Friday (June 11), the capital city had reported 238 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 deaths on Friday while the positivity rate was 0.31 per cent.

Meanwhile, the daily COVID-19 count in India remained below the one-lakh mark for the fifth consecutive day with the country reporting 84,332 fresh cases, its lowest in 70 days, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry today. With the fresh cases, the infection tally has climbed to 2,93,59,155. The COVID-19 death count climbed to 3,67,081 with 4,002 daily deaths, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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