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Delhi logs 1,964 new Covid cases today, 15% higher than yesterday

Delhi's caseload went up to 19,90,355 and the death toll to 26,408, as per the latest bulletin.

Sri Lasya Edited By: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya New Delhi Updated on: August 18, 2022 22:54 IST
The fresh cases came out of 20,844 tests
Image Source : PTI The fresh cases came out of 20,844 tests

Highlights

  • Delhi reported 1,964 fresh cases of coronavirus and eight deaths
  • With this, Delhi's caseload went up to 19,90,355 and the death toll to 26,408
  • The fresh cases came out of 20,844 tests, the bulletin said

Delhi reported 1,964 fresh cases of coronavirus and eight deaths, according to data provided by the city's health department. The national capital's Covid-19 test positivity rate was recorded at 9.42 per cent.

With this, Delhi's caseload went up to 19,90,355 and the death toll to 26,408, as per the latest bulletin.

The fresh cases came out of 20,844 tests, the bulletin said.

Eight fatalities and 1,652 cases of Covid were logged on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 9.92 per cent. It had come down to below 10 per cent after more than a fortnight.

The capital had on Tuesday reported 917 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 19.20 per cent and three deaths due to the infection.

On Monday, the city had logged 1,227 cases with a positivity rate of 14.57 per cent, while eight people died due to the disease. Before this, the city logged more than 2,000 cases daily for 12 consecutive days.

Delhi on Sunday reported 2,162 cases with a positivity rate of 12.64 per cent and five fatalities. A day before, it logged nine deaths due to COVID-19 and 2,031 cases with a positivity rate of 12.34 per cent. 

On Friday, the city saw 10 deaths, the highest in six months, and 2,136 cases with a positivity rate of 15.02 per cent.

The national capital recorded 12 deaths due to COVID-19 on February 13. 

(PTI inputs)

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