1,398 fresh cases; 1,320 discharged

New Delhi: Delhi on Wednesday recorded 1,398 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the city to over 1.56 lakh, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 4,235, authorities here said. Nine fatalities have been added in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

The active cases tally on Wednesday rose to 11,137 from 11,068 the previous day. On June 23, the national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947, till date.

The Wednesday bulletin said the death toll from the coronavirus infection has risen to 4,235 and the total number of cases climbed to 1,56,139. The positivity rate on Wednesday stood at 6.7 per cent while the recovery rate was over 90 per cent, as per the bulletin.

According to the bulletin, out of the total number of beds in COVID hospitals, 10,527 are vacant. Also, 3,561 beds in COVID care centres are occupied by persons under quarantine, including travellers who have returned by the Vande Bharat Mission and bubble flights, it said.

According to the bulletin, 1,40,767 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, with 1,320 patients reported to have recovered on Wednesday. The number of people in home isolation stands at 5,377.

The number of Rapid Antigen Tests conducted on Wednesday stood at 14,498 while the RT-PCR, CBNAAT and True NAAT tests figures were 6,317, in all adding to 20,815, according to the bulletin. The number of tests done per million, as on Wednesday was 71,483, it said. On Wednesday, the number of containment zones stood at 560.

Meanwhile, as the detailed results from Delhi's second Serological survey are being compiled, a health department official in the Delhi government said that the second survey of around 15,000 samples had shown that 28.35 per cent of those tested had been exposed to the contagious disease and developed antibodies against it.

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