News Desk, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:25 PM IST
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The total number of # COVID19 Cases in Delhi rises to 2,21,533 with 3,229 new positive cases and 26 deaths reported today. The numbers of active and recovered cases are 28,641 and 1,88,122, respectively. Death toll 4,770: Delhi Government pic.twitter.com/29TwEGiCzn
– ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2020
The Delhi government has informed that 9859 RT-PCR tests and 35025 rapid antigen tests have been done. A total of 21,84,316 have been screened for the Corona virus so far in Delhi. A total of 44884 investigations have been conducted in Delhi on Monday. The total number of container zones in the capital has now increased to 1517. A total of 16568 patients are in home isolation in Delhi. The positivity rate in the capital is 10.14 percent. While the death rate is 2.15 percent.
Increasing infection cases in Delhi, but declining mortality
Corona patients in the capital may be setting new records every day, but there is a steady decline in deaths from infections. This has led to death rate below 1 percent in 15 days. This is the first time since April that this rate has come down. Due to the steps being taken by the government and the cooperation of every section, it has been successful in reducing the death rate.
According to the Delhi Health Department, there have been 46,938 cases of corona since August 29. During this time 340 people have died due to infection. In this context, the death rate has been 0.78 percent. Now, on an average, more than three thousand patients are being found and 22 people are dying. The same number of cases were coming in June and on an average 80 people were dying. At this time, the overall death rate has also come down to 2.1 percent.
An official of the Health Department said that the number of daily deaths has come down significantly compared to cases of infection. Several steps have been taken to reduce infection deaths. This shows that the steps taken by the department are going in the right direction.
He said that the number of ambulances has been increased to six times. Due to this, patients are being transported to the hospital on time. Along with this, serious patients are being identified and admitted to the ICU immediately. The government is trying to bring the death toll to zero. For this, the number of ICU beds in many hospitals is also being increased.