Delhi Reports 1,246 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours, Lowest in Last 35 Days

Delhi on Monday recorded 1,246 new coronavirus cases, the lowest in the last 35 days. A total of 40 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infection cases in the national capital to 1,13,740 cases and 3,411 deaths.

In another positive trend, the first 12 days of July have largely reported more cases of people recovering daily from the coronavirus than the fresh ones added to Delhi's COVID-19 count, according to the city government data. The recovery rate stands at over 80 per cent.

According to the daily health bulletin, as many as 91,312 people have recovered, more than four times the number of active cases which stand at 19,017. A total of 1,344 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

On June 23, the city had witnessed the highest single-day peak of 3,947 cases, but the number has come down steadily since then despite the number of tests increasing.

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Testing numbers in the city have also gone up since the commencement of rapid antigen tests last month. Over 3,860 RT-PCR and 8,311 rapid antigen Covid-19 tests were conducted on Monday.

Currently, 4,309 beds are occupied in the hospitals out of a total capacity of 15,253 beds, 2,148 in the dedicated Covid Care Centres out of 9,217 and 144 beds in the dedicated Covid Health Centres as against the availability of 544 total beds. Over 11,170 people are under home isolation.

The number of containment zones in the national capital stood at 658, recording an increase of 199 over three days. The number shot up after the city government decided to break existing hotspots into smaller clusters for better surveillance.