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Covid-19: Delhi sees 332 deaths, 17,364 cases

The positivity rate in Delhi has now come down to 23.34 per cent from Friday's 24.92 per cent.

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New Delhi: The national capital has registered 17,364 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 332 deaths during the past 24 hours, the government said on Saturday.

According to the daily health bulletin, the new additions took the City’s caseload to 13,10,231 and the death toll to 19,071.

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The positivity rate in Delhi has now come down to 23.34 per cent from Friday’s 24.92 per cent. As many as 74,384 people were tested in the past day while 20,160 people were cured and discharged taking the total recoveries to 12,03,253.

Currently, there are 49,865 COVID patients under home isolation across the city. The number of active cases is 87,907 which includes patients under home isolation. Containment zones also rose to 51,338.

Meanwhile, the government vaccinated 79,800 people in the last 24 hours out of which 67,753 beneficiaries received the first dose while 12,047 were administered the second dose. Till now, cumulatively, 37,46,494 people have received a vaccine jab in the national capital.

On the previous day, the Capital added 19,832 fresh cases while 341 more lives were lost.

The Delhi government’s official COVID website data at 1700 hrs indicated that only 35 COVID-19 ICU beds were now left for critical patients at city hospitals.

The data also showed that as many as 1483 Oxygen beds were available.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Capital received only 487 MT of oxygen gas on Friday, much less than the Supreme Court’s direction of supplying 700 MT daily.

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