Delhi sees 10,756 new COVID cases, positivity rate drops to 18.04%

Delhi sees 10,756 new COVID cases, positivity rate drops to 18.04%

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, Delhi reported 10,756 new Covid-19 cases, the state health department informed. The positivity rate on the national capital now stands at 18.04 per cent. 

There has been a steady rise in new cases of Covid in Delhi for the last few days. 

A total of 59,629 samples were tested for Covid in the last 24 hours. With this, the total count of cases of the disease in the national capital has gone up to 17,71,028.

Since yesterday, 17,494 patients have recovered from the infection, taking the total recoveries in Delhi to 16,83,533. As many as 38 people have died due to the virus during this time. The death toll in the national capital due to the virus currently stands at 25,541.

There are currently 61,954 active COVID-19 cases Delhi of which 48,356 are in home isolation. There are currently 42,239 active containment zones in the national capital.

The health department informed that Delhi now has 2,656 patients admitted to hospitals of which 101 patients are suspected to be infected with the virus, while 2,555 are confirmed to have the disease.

Out of the 2,555 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 2,174 are from Delhi while 381 are from outside the national capital.

Among those in hospitals in Delhi, 925 patients are on Oxygen support, 855 on ICU support and 156 on ventilator support.

During the last 24 hours, 91,869 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered out of which 45,386 people were administered their first dose while 32,638 people received their second dose of vaccine.

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As many as 23,084 children between 15 and 18 years were administered their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, taking the total of children aged 15-18 having received their first dose to 7,07,876.

Since yesterday, 13,845 precaution doses of the vaccine were administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and senior citizens above 60 years of age. With this, a total of 1,89,283 precaution doses have been administered in the national capital.

Till date, a total of 2,90,26,901 vaccination doses have been administered out of which 1,67,62,535 people have received their first dose of the vaccine while 1,20,75,083 people have been administered their second dose. 

first published:Jan. 21, 2022, 8:15 p.m.

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