Delhi Status : Delhi records 3,846 COVID-19 cases, 235 deaths; positivity rate 5.78 pc

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New Delhi, May 19 : Delhi recorded 3,846 cases of COVID-19 and 235 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, a health bulletin said here on Wednesday.

The positivity rate in the National Capital is 5.78 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.59 per cent.

With the fresh infections, the active cases have reached 45047, but a total of 9,427 patients also recovered in the past day.

The fresh cases came from a total of 66,573 tests, comprising 46,785 RT PCR/CBNAAT/True Nat and 19,788 rapid antigen tests, conducted in the last 24 hours.

The total cases in Delhi have reached 14,06,719 while the death toll now stands at 22,346.

As per the official data, 10,921 COVID beds are available in hospitals, 5,639 in dedicated COVID Care Centre, and 503 in dedicated COVID Health Care Centres.

The health bulletin said 1,05,540 beneficiaries were vaccinated in the past day, which included 88,494 first dose recipients and 17,046 who were administered with second dose.

From May 1, all adults are eligible for vaccination against COVID-19 but the population is large while vaccine doses are less.

Delhi is under a lockdown since April 19 with only emergency and essential services open.


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