Delhi: 3,827 new Covid-19 cases, red zones up to 2,124 | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi recorded 3,827 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, taking its tally to over 2.64 lakh, while 24 fatalities pushed the death toll to 5,147.
The city’s infection tally stands at 2,64,450, while there are 30,867 active cases. There are a total of 2,124 containment zones in the national capital.
Health minister Satyendar Jain held a meeting with medical directors and superintendents of all Delhi government hospitals to review the status of testing.
A total of 59,134 tests were conducted the previous day, officials said, adding that of the total tests 20% were done using RT-PCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat and 80% tests involved Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). “The case positivity rate in Delhi is 6.47% at present,” said an official.
In the last one month, the active cases have more than doubled – in the last 25 days, Delhi has reported more than 88,000 new cases of Covid-19 averaging nearly 3,500 cases daily. The number of active cases in the state, which stood at 14,626 on August 31, has gone up 30,867.
The impact of increase in active cases is clearly reflected in the increased rate of occupancy of hospital beds reserved for Covid-19 patients in Delhi. Latest data shows 6,919 (44%) out of 15,797 Covid beds are occupied. The occupancy of ICU beds with a ventilator and without ventilator is 63% and 77% respectively. Total 18,096 Covid-19 patients are under home isolation, officials said.

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