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Delhi reports 17, 335 fresh Covid cases, positivity rate climbs to 17.73%

The death toll due to the coronavirus infection in Delhi has now risen to 25,136.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 08, 2022 6:52 IST
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Delhi reports 17,335 fresh Covid cases, 9 deaths 

Highlights

  • Delhi reported 17,335 fresh Covid-19 cases on Friday and 9 deaths.
  • The infection rate in the city climbed to 17.73 per cent on Friday, highest in last eight months.
  • The number of active Covid cases in city jumped to 39,873 on Friday, highest since May 20 last year.

Delhi reported 17,335 fresh Covid-19 cases on Friday and 9 deaths, according to an official bulletin released by the health department. The active cases tally rose to 39,873. The positivity rate in the national capital has risen to 17.73%.

The death toll due to the coronavirus infection in Delhi has now risen to 25,136. The national capital last reported nine or more Covid fatalities on June 26 last year, when the same number of Covid patients had died.

The infection rate in the city climbed to 17.73 per cent on Friday, the highest in last eight months. According to the Delhi health department, the city had reported 17.75 per cent positivity rate on May 11, 2021.

The number of active Covid cases in the city jumped to 39,873 on Friday, the highest since May 20 last year when Delhi had 40,214 active cases. Delhi presently has a recovery rate of 95.68 per cent, and fatality rate of 1.67 per cent.

With 8,951 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries has gone up to 14,41,789 till date. A total of 20,695 Covid patients are being treated in home isolation at present.

The number of containment zones in the national capital has gone up to 6,912.

Out of the 2,00,280 vaccines administered in the last 24 hours, 1,28,843 were first doses and 71,797 second doses. The total number of cumulative beneficiaries vaccinated so far stands at 2,71,97,823, according to the health department.

On Thursday, Delhi reported 15,097 fresh Covid-19 cases, and six deaths, according to an official statement released by the health department. The count of total active cases in the national capital has risen to 31,498.

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