1,404 fresh cases in Delhi, only 16 deaths | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: The capital recorded 1,404 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.44 lakh, while the death toll from the disease climbed to 4,098.

The number of daily cases of the novel coronavirus, after dipping to three-figure count last Sunday, has again shown a rise in the last few days, recording in excess of 1,000. The number of tests conducted has also risen in the last few days, with the Saturday figure being 24,592.
Sixteen fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, officials said. On Friday, the daily cases count was 1,192 and 23 deaths were reported.
The daily cases count on August 1 was 1,118. From August 2-4, cases had gradually dipped: August 2 (961), August 3 (805) and August 4 (674).
But, from August 5 onwards, Covid-19 cases have again shown a four-figure trend: August 5 (1,076), August 6 (1,299) and August 7 (1,192).
The active Covid cases tally on Saturday rose to 10,667, from 10,409 the previous day. The positivity rate, meanwhile, stood at 5.7% while the recovery rate was over 89%.

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