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Delhi records 305 COVID-19 cases, 44 deaths

The positivity rate in the National Capital is 0.41 per cent while the fatality rate stands at 1.73 per cent.

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New Delhi: Delhi registered 305 cases of COVID-19 and 44 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, a health bulletin said here on Thursday.

The positivity rate in the National Capital is 0.41 per cent while the fatality rate stands at 1.73 per cent.

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The peak of the positivity rate during the ongoing second wave in Delhi was 36 per cent on April 22. The active cases have come down to 4,212 as a total of 560 patients also recovered in the past day.

The fresh cases came from a total of 75,133 tests, comprising 53,266 RT PCR/CBNAAT/True Nat and 21,867 rapid antigen tests, conducted in the last 24 hours.

The total cases in Delhi have reached 14,30,433 while the death toll has surged to 24,748.

As per the official data, 21,806 COVID beds are available in hospitals, 6,197 in dedicated COVID Care Centre, and 531 in dedicated COVID Health Care Centres. At the peak of the second wave in April, only 5-6 per cent of beds were vacant on many days.

The health bulletin said 48,022 beneficiaries were vaccinated in the past day, which included 25,537 first dose recipients and 22,485 who were administered with a second dose.

As per the data of the last seven days, Delhi recorded 337 cases and 36 deaths on Wednesday; 316 cases and 41 deaths on Tuesday; 231 cases and 45 deaths on Monday; 487 cases and 45 deaths on Monday; 381 cases and 34 deaths on Sunday; 414 cases and 60 deaths on Saturday; 523 cases and 50 deaths on Friday.

It had recorded its highest single-day spike of 28,395 COVID-19 cases on April 20.

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