New Delhi: The cases and deaths in National Capital continue to decline as according to the daily health bulletin on Sunday, 381 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours while 34 people lost their lives.
The fresh additions have taken the case tally and death toll to 14,29,244 and 24,591, respectively.
The positivity rate in Delhi, based on past 24 hours data, has now come down to 0.50 per cent as out of 76,857 people tested, as many as 76,476 were found negative of the virus. On Saturday, the positivity rate was 0.53 per cent. The cumulative fatality rate stands at 1.72 per cent.
Of 76,857 tests conducted in the past one day, 55,786 were done by RTPCR while 21,071 people were checked by the Rapid Antigen Test. Till now 1.97 crore Delhiites have been inspected for the virus.
To further understand, 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 1,189 people were cured and discharged taking the total recoveries to 13,98,764.
Currently, there are 2,327 COVID patients under home isolation across the city. The number of active cases is 5,889 which includes patients under home isolation. Containment zones have now reduced to 11,557.
Meanwhile, the government vaccinated 58,091 people in the last 24 hours out of which 42,823 beneficiaries received the first dose while 15,268 were administered the second dose. Till now, cumulatively, 56,50,819 people have received a vaccine jab in the National Capital.
On the previous day, the Capital added 414 fresh cases while 60 lives were lost.