Delhi reported 37 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday and zero deaths. The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the national capital was recorded at 4.90 per cent, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
The national capital has recorded only four deaths due to the infection in October so far. Last month, five people had succumbed to the viral disease.\
According to the health bulletin, authorities conducted 59,090 tests, including 45,021 RT-PCR, the previous day. There are 349 active cases of which 128 are in home isolation. The number of containment zones stands at 88, it added.
In April and May, the city battled a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a massive number of lives with the issue of oxygen shortage at hospitals adding to the woes.
On April 20, Delhi had reported 28,395 cases, the highest in the city since the beginning of the pandemic. On April 22 the case positivity rate was 36.2 per cent, the highest so far.
The highest number of 448 deaths was reported on May 3.
The Delhi government has been ramping up health infrastructure to prevent a repeat of the crisis witnessed during the peak of the second wave of coronavirus in April and May.
Steps have been taken to increase the number of hospital beds accommodating up to 37,000 cases a day and to become self-reliant in oxygen supply.
Around 7,000 ICU beds are also being added at government health care facilities in Shalimar Bagh, Kirari, Sarita Vihar, Sultanpuri, Raghuveer Nagar, and GTB Hospital and Chacha Nehru Hospital.
The national capital has 10,000 ICU beds.
According to government data, over 2.03 crore vaccine doses have been administered in Delhi since the inoculation exercise started on January 16. Over 73.6 lakh people have received both doses.
(with PTI inputs)