New Delhi: Delhi recorded 28,867 new Covid-19 Cases on Thursday, the largest ever increase in infections since the start of the pandemic.
The positivity rate rose to 29.21 percent. This means that one in three people who get Covid tests in the nation’s capital turns out to be positive. The national capital has 94,160 active cases, the health ministry said.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, 31 Covid-related deaths have been recorded in Delhi. Delhi’s previous largest daily peak of 28,395 cases was on April 20, 2021, the height of the second wave.
COVID-19 | Delhi reports 28,867 new cases, 31 deaths and 22,121 recoveries. Active cases 94,160
Earlier today, at a press briefing, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the hospitalization rate had remained stable despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in the nation’s capital.
Jain said the hospital admission rate was the same over the past four days and cases would soon start to drop in Delhi. Jain, however, claimed the government had no plans to impose a lockdown.
“The bed occupancy rate is 15% in Delhi. A death audit committee found that the deaths mainly occurred among people with co-morbidities,” he added.
Covid-19 case, death in Mumbai
Meanwhile, Mumbai saw a 16.55% drop in Covid cases on Thursday, registering 13,702 new infections. Mumbai recorded 16,420 cases of Covid on Wednesday.
The financial capital recorded six new deaths, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
According to a BMC bulletin, with these additions, the city’s coronavirus count jumped to 9 69,989, while the death toll rose to 16,426.
The case positivity rate also fell to 21.73 from 24.38% the day before.
As of Wednesday, the number of cases in Mumbai had risen after witnessing a drop for four consecutive days.