New Delhi: The National Capital on Sunday reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours along with 23 related deaths.
The fresh additions have taken the case tally and death toll to 14,31,139 and 24,823, respectively.
The positivity rate in Delhi, based on past 24 hours data, rose slightly to stand at 0.35 per cent as out of 72,751 people tested, as many as 72,496 were found negative of the virus. On Saturday, the positivity rate was 0.30 per cent. The fatality rate stands at 1.73 per cent.
Of 72,751 tests conducted in the past one day, 53,885 were done by RTPCR while 18,866 people were checked by the Rapid Antigen Test. Till now 2.02 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 376 people were cured and discharged taking the total recoveries to 14,02,850.
Currently, there are 1,037 COVID patients under home isolation across the city. The number of active cases is 3,466 which includes patients under home isolation. Containment zones are 6,782.
The government vaccinated 83,286 people in the last 24 hours out of which 54,928 beneficiaries received the first dose while 28,358 were administered the second dose. Till now, cumulatively, 60,72,572 people have received a vaccine jab in the National Capital.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced to give further relaxations in the National Capital from June 14 onward.