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Delhi logs highest single-day Covid deaths since June; 11,486 fresh cases today

The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the national capital was recorded at 16.36%.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 22, 2022 23:34 IST
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Delhi logs highest single-day Covid deaths since June; 11,486 fresh cases today 

Highlights

  • Delhi reported 11,486 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, and 45 deaths.
  • The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the national capital was recorded at 16.36%.
  • On June 5 last year, the city had registered 60 deaths and 414 coronavirus cases.

Delhi reported 11,486 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, and 45 deaths, according to data released by the city's health department. The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the national capital was recorded at 16.36%.  

The number of tests conducted a day ago stood at 70,226, according to the latest health bulletin. On Saturday, the number of cases reported stood at 11,486, nearly seven per cent more than the tally a day before. However, a lower positivity rate of 16.36 per cent was recorded on Saturday, the bulletin said.

With the fresh coronavirus cases, the total infection tally in the national capital has risen to 17,82,514. The death toll mounted to 25,586 on Saturday. On June 5 last year, the city had registered 60 deaths and 414 coronavirus cases, according to official data. 

On Friday, Delhi reported 10,756 fresh Covid-19 cases. As many as 479 people have succumbed to the disease so far in January. According to officials, 59,629 Covid tests were conducted on Thursday, as against 57,290 a day ago. Delhi on Thursday reported 12,306 Covid cases and 43 fatalities, while the positivity rate was 21.48 per cent.

Since last week, Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been saying that hospital admissions have stabilised in the national capital and the third wave has plateaued. The Delhi government on Thursday capped the rate of conventional RT-PCR tests in private hospitals and laboratories at Rs 300, reducing the price by 40 per cent, according to an order.

Earlier, the test used to cost Rs 500. Rapid antigen tests at private facilities will cost Rs 100, the order stated. Earlier, it used to cost Rs 300.

 

 

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