Covid-19 toll crosses 3,000, but positivity rate dips in New Delhi

 New Delhi: On Saturday, 4 July, the number of deaths because of Covid-19 in touched 3,000. The recovery case is increasing but dipping the positivity rate. On that day, the city saw 2,505 new cases, and the total number of cases is 97,200. With 55 people dying of the viral disease, the total toll reached 3,004. Of the 55 deaths added to the toll, 26 were old cases added to the total count after assessment by the death audit committee. The officials said, were signs that things were under control in Delhi as compared to two weeks ago.

Positivity and recovery rate

Now the recovery rate is 70.2% with the number of active cases in New Delhi. Chief  Minister of New Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted – it was the hard work of Delhiites that the recovery rate was improving. “The hard work of the 2 crore people of Delhi is bearing fruit. I congratulate everyone on Delhi’s recovery rate crossing 70%. We have to work harder to defeat Corona”.

The positivity rate of Covid-19 cases has been dipping after the number of cases recorded each day over the past week. And also the number of tests conducted, based on the city’s daily health bulletin.

The positivity rate of on June 23 was 23.2%. After an average of seven days, The positivity rate is around 5.59% and it falls to 2.78% by Saturday. On Saturday, 2,505 out of 23,673 people tested were positive, indicating a positivity rate of 10.6%.

Randeep Guleria, the director of AIIMS said if the situation remained the same, the city will pass the peak in August: “If the number of cases in Delhi continues to be static or decreases over the next few weeks, and the decline is at a sustained pace, then we can say that we may pass the peak in August… In some cities there was a decline in trend, but once the lockdown was lifted people did not follow the dos and do’s and this led to a surge. So, there is no space for complacency. A lapse somewhere… could lead to a spike.” (With PTI inputs)

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