Delhi Reports Less Than 500 New Covid Cases, 45 Deaths In 24 Hours

Delhi Coronavirus cases: The positivity rate, the number of positive cases identified per 100, stood at 0.61 per cent in the city.

Delhi Reports Less Than 500 New Covid Cases, 45 Deaths In 24 Hours

Delhi COVID-19 Cases: A declining trend is being seen in number of cases over the last few days (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi recorded 487 fresh cases of coronavirus today, lowest since March 16. The positivity rate, number of positive cases identified per 100, stood at  0.61 per cent. 45 patients died due to the disease in the last 24 hours in the capital.

While the recovery rate stands at 97.67 per cent, the death rate was at 1.71 per cent. There were 80,046 tests conducted over the last 24 hours.

As the deadlier second wave of the infections spread across the country, Delhi began witnessing a rise in the number of daily cases and deaths from April 19. It reported the highest single-day spike of 448 deaths on May 3.

However, there is a declining trend in the number of cases and deaths over the last several days.

On Wednesday, the city reported 576 Covid cases, lowest since March 17, and a positivity rate of 0.78 per cent. 103 patients died yesterday.

Delhi reported 623 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the lowest in two-and-a-half months, and 62 deaths as the positivity rate remained below one per cent.

The city reported 648 fresh COVID-19 cases and 86 more fatalities on Monday, while the positivity rate was 0.99 per cent.

Last week Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made it clear that despite low number of cases, "unlocking" Delhi will be a gradual process. The lockdown was extended till June 7. However, relaxations were allowed for construction and manufacturing units.

Earlier this week, amending the excise rules, the city-state government allowed the home delivery of liquor through mobile apps or websites.