Delhi on Wednesday reported 3,846 new coronavirus cases, the lowest single-day spike since April 5, as the national capital's more virulent wave of infections showed signs of receding.
At 235, the city's daily death count has also dropped. The national capital had been reporting over 300 deaths for several days.
Today's death count figure is the lowest since April 18, when it had reported 161 deaths.
As the Covid surge ravaged the country, causing deaths and overwhelming health infrastructures, Delhi's positivity rate had shot up. It had consistently recorded over 25 per cent positivity last month. Its highest positivity figure was over 35 per cent. In a massive relief, the positivity rate in the last 24 hours has come down to 5.78 per cent, lowest since April 6.
For the first time since April 13, the national capital's active caseload has dropped below the 50,000-mark.
Compared to April, the city's daily testing has also declined. The city had been conducting between 80,000-1,00,000 tests per day last month. It tested 66,573 people in 24 hours.
In the last 24 hours, 9,427 people recovered, over two times the cases. The recovery rate has improved to 95.2 per cent.
Delhi on Tuesday logged 4,482 cases and 265 fatalities at a positivity rate of 6.89 per cent.
Experts have attributed the decline in coronavirus cases to the city's strict containment measures. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has extended the lockdown till May 24.
Overall, India's daily total has declined in the last few days, but the deaths count has increased. The country today logged 4,529 deaths and 2.67 lakh cases in a day.
Experts warn that a third Covid wave can cause more damage if the vaccination drive is not scaled up.