According to data supplied by the health department here, Delhi reported 799 new coronavirus cases and three related deaths on Monday, the highest single-day mortality total in over two months, while the positive rate reduced to 4.94 percent. On March 7, the city recorded three Covid deaths and four deaths due to the disease on March 4.
It reported that 16,187 coronavirus tests were completed in Delhi the day before, and that with the additional cases, Delhi’s overall COVID-19 infection tally jumped to 18,95,053, with the death toll at 26,182, according to the data.
On Sunday, Delhi had 1,422 Covid cases but no deaths from the disease, with a positive rate of 5.34 percent. On Saturday, the city had 1,407 Covid cases with a 4.72 percent positive rate and two deaths.
It had documented 1,656 COVID-19 cases on Friday, the most since February 4, with a positive rate of 5.39 percent.
In the capital, there are 5,369 current cases. As per the most recent health warning, the number of containment zones has increased to 1,935.
It noted that the hospitalisation rate has been minimal thus far, accounting for less than 3% of the total number of current cases.
Only 182 (1.9%) of the 9,590 beds for COVID-19 patients in various hospitals are occupied, according to the report.
Experts said that while the increase in COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates in Delhi over the last few weeks does not indicate the start of a new wave, people should take basic precautions to prevent the infection from spreading.
Dr. Chandrakant Lahariya, a renowned epidemiologist, previously stated that the test positivity rate is stable, implying that the virus is spreading at the same rate and that there is no wave.