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COVID: Delhi reports 228 cases, 12 deaths

The fresh additions have taken the case tally and death toll to 14,31,498 and 24,851, respectively.

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New Delhi: The National Capital on Tuesday reported 228 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours along with 12 related deaths.

The fresh additions have taken the case tally and death toll to 14,31,498 and 24,851, respectively.

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The positivity rate in Delhi, based on past 24 hours data, rose slightly to stand at 0.32 per cent as out of 71,291 people tested, as many as 71,063 were found negative of the virus. On Monday, the positivity rate was 0.22 per cent. The fatality rate stands at 1.74 per cent.

Of 71,291 tests conducted in the past one day, 48,452 were done by RTPCR while 22,839 people were checked by the Rapid Antigen Test. Till now 2.03 crore Delhiites have been inspected for the virus.

To further understand, the RT-PCR test detects the presence of viral RNA and is able to detect a COVID-19 infection even before the person becomes infectious. The Rapid Antigen test detects viral proteins and reveals patients at the peak of the infection when the body has the highest concentration of these proteins.

According to the health bulletin, a total of 364 people were cured and discharged taking the total recoveries to 14,03,569.

Currently, there are 841 COVID patients under home isolation across the city. The number of active cases is 3,078 which includes patients under home isolation. Containment zones are 6,476.

The government vaccinated 60,949 people in the last 24 hours out of which 40,031 beneficiaries received the first dose while 20,918 were administered the second dose. Till now, cumulatively, 61,47,977 people have received a vaccine jab in the National Capital.

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