COVID alert in capital: With 85 cases, Delhi reports lowest daily count this year


New Delhi: The national capital recorded 85 fresh cases of coronavirus, the lowest daily count in the year 2021, and nine more deaths on Saturday (June 26), according to data shared by the Health Department.

The positivity rate dipped to 0.12 per cent, it said. The nine new fatalities have pushed the death toll in the city to 24,961.

On Monday, Delhi had reported 89 coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 0.16 per cent, while 11 people had died, according to the datat provided by the Health Ministry.

Ninety-four people had been diagnosed COVID positive on February 16 while the daily tally was 96 on January 27, according to official figures.

Delhi had recorded 111 cases and seven deaths on Wednesday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.15 per cent.

On Thursday, 109 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths were recorded while on Friday, 115 cases and four deaths, lowest since March 21, were reported. 

Meanwhile, the apex court audit on Delhi’s oxygen demand is an interim report and not the final word, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria said on Saturday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, under fire for purportedly exaggerating the city’s needs, insisted the acute shortage of oxygen during COVID’s second wave was real.

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