Delhi records 266 fresh COVID cases, 7 deaths

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New Delhi, Jan 22 (PTI) Delhi recorded 266 fresh COVID-19 cases and seven deaths due to the virus on Friday, with the positivity rate rising to 0.37 per cent.

The tally of COVID-19 cases stood at over 6,33,542 in the city and the death toll due to the viral disease mounted to 10,789, authorities said.

The tally of active cases in the city stood at 2,060, while the positivity rate rose to 0.37 per cent, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department.

On Thursday, the positivity rate was at 0.28 per cent.

On Monday, the city had recorded 161 COVID-19 cases, the lowest in nearly nine months, with a positivity rate of 0.32 per cent.

On April 26, the city had recorded 293 cases, according to official data.

The bulletin said the total number of containment zones in the national capital stood at 1,629.

According to the Friday bulletin, out of the total number of 9,068 beds in COVID hospitals, 8,125 are vacant.

It said that 21 beds in COVID care centres are occupied by persons under quarantine, including travellers who have returned by Vande Bharat Mission and bubble flights.

The bulletin said that 6,20,693 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far.

The number of people in home isolation dropped to 825 on Friday from 864 the previous day, as per the bulletin. PTI GJS AAR