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COVID: Delhi records 66 new cases, one more death

Delhi recorded 66 new coronavirus cases on Friday. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached over 14.35 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 25,023.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 16, 2021 19:07 IST
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COVID: Delhi records 66 new cases, one more death

Delhi recorded 66 new coronavirus cases on Friday. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached over 14.35 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 25,023. One fatality has been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department. 

As many as 79 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, it said. The COVID-19 positivity rate in the national capital stood at 0.09 percent.

On Thursday, Delhi had logged 72 cases and one death, with a positivity rate of 0.10 per cent. On Wednesday, Delhi had recorded 77 cases and one death, while on Tuesday the daily infection tally was 76 with two deaths.

On February 16, ninety-four people were diagnosed Covid positive, while the daily tally was 96 on January 27, according to official figures.

The infection rate, which reached 36 per cent in the last week of April, has come down to 0.10 per cent now. 

Last Friday, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had passed a colour-coded response action plan under which curbs will be implemented in accordance with the severity of the COVID-19 situation to deal with a possible third wave of the pandemic.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last week had inaugurated a genome-sequencing laboratory at the ILBS hospital here and said the people of Delhi will highly benefit from the facility.

He had said that these labs will detect the lethality of the coronavirus variants and help the government prepare accordingly.

Despite the fall in daily cases in the last several days, Kejriwal had recently cautioned that the chances of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were quite real and that his government was preparing on a "war-footing" to combat it.

According to a health bulletin issued by the Delhi government, 76,459 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

The case tally stands at 14,35,419 in the national capital, including 14,09,739 patients who have either been discharged or have migrated or recovered. The number of active cases is 657, of which 228 are in home isolation.

(With PTI Inputs)

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