New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) Delhi has recorded 21,259 fresh Covid cases, the highest since May 1, and 23 fatalities, while the positivity rate rose to 25.65 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here on Tuesday.
The deaths recorded are the highest since June 16 last year, when the national capital recorded 25 fatalities, official data stated.
It also stated that the positivity rate is the highest since May 5, when it was at 26.37 per cent.
According to the data, of the 70 Covid deaths recorded in the first 10 days of January, most were patients who suffered from comorbidities.
Keeping in view the situation, the government on Tuesday issued an advisory asking all hospitals to ensure that patients with comorbidities are duly attended by specialists.
The city currently has 74,881 active Covid cases of which 50,796 are in home isolation.
Delhi reported 34 fatalities on Sunday and Monday (17 each on these days), compared 54 fatalities in the last five months — nine in December, seven in November, four in October, five in September and 29 in August.
In July, the virus had claimed 76 lives in the national capital.
The single-day 21,259 count of cases is the highest since May 1 last year, when the city saw 25,219 infections with a positivity rate of 31.61 per cent.
On Monday, Delhi had recorded 19,166 infections in a day as the positivity rate rose to 25 per cent.
The health department on Tuesday said that 82,884 tests were conducted the previous day, including 61,060 RT-PCR ones.
A total of 2,209 Covid patients are in hospitals. Of them, 568 are on oxygen support, including 84 on ventilator support, the government data showed.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the government, from Wednesday, will offer online yoga and pranayam classes to patients recovering in home isolation.
The cumulative case tally has risen to 15,90,155 while the death toll stands at 25,200. The case fatality rate is at 1.58 per cent.
The number of containment zones has gone up to 17,269. PTI SLB ANB ANB
source: PTI News