New Delhi: Delhi reported 366 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Delhi government health bulletin said on Friday.
The daily positivity rate increased to 3.95 per cent, the highest since February 3.
According to the health bulletin, a total of 1,072 active cases have been recorded in the national capital during the last 24 hours, the highest number of active patients since March 7.
A total of 209 COVID patients recovered from the disease taking the total number of recoveries since the onset of the pandemic in the city to 18,40,342. The death toll due to the virus in the city stands at 26,158.
Delhi recorded 18,67,572 total cases of the infection. The cumulative positivity rate is 4.97 per cent. There are currently 51 patients admitted in the hospitals in the national capital, with 30 being suspected to have COVID-19 and 21 being confirmed cases of the virus. 685 COVID-19 patients are currently in home isolation.
According to the government, ”At present, the Delhi government has a capacity of 1363.73 MT of oxygen, including Liquid Medical Oxygen Storage (LMO), Liquid Medical Oxygen Buffer, and PSA Plant. At the same time, the medical institution has the capacity of oxygen cylinders of up to 217 metric tonnes. Apart from this, 6,000 D type cylinders have been kept in reserve for use in an emergency.”
“Apart from the facility of COVID beds, the Delhi government is also emphasizing the availability of medicines in sufficient quantities, to ensure that there is no shortage of medicines in any situation. The Government is also emphasizing on increasing manpower for COVID-19 management, so that if the rate of infection accelerates, there is no shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. At the same time, a Covid helpline number- 1031 has been issued to help the corona infected during any problem. This helpline is available 24 hours a day to assist the people.”
In the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination, 11,022 beneficiaries were vaccinated in the last 24 hours. Of these, 2,352 took the first dose and 3,237 took the second dose.
Meanwhile, India logged 949 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday. (ANI)