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COVID: Delhi records no death for 3rd consecutive day

The positivity rate fell to 0.04 per cent as the city conducted 72,434 tests in the last 24 hours, according to data shared by the city health department.

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New Delhi: For the third consecutive day, no death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi even as 29 fresh cases emerged in the last 24 hours, the department of health and family welfare reported on Saturday.

The positivity rate fell to 0.04 per cent as the city conducted 72,434 tests in the last 24 hours, according to data shared by the city health department.

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Meanwhile, 48 people recovered from the viral illness in the last 24 hours and around 101 individuals remain in home isolation, the data showed.

The latest addition has pushed the cumulative case tally to 14,37,685 while the death toll is maintained at 25,080, official data showed.

This is the 18th time since the start of the second wave of the pandemic in the national capital that no deaths have been reported in a day.

The official data states that On July 18, July 24, July 29, August 2, August 4, August 8, August 11, August 12, August 13, August 16, August 20, August 21, August 22, August 23 and August 24, August 26, August 27 and August 28 too, no death due to COVID-19 was recorded.

Prior to the second wave, the national capital had recorded zero death on March 2 this year. On that day, the number of single-day infections stood at 217 and the positivity rate was 0.33 per cent.

The second wave swept the city during the April-May period.

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