New Delhi [India]: According to a health bulletin issued by the Delhi government on Tuesday, the national capital reported 1,414 new COVID-19 infections. It brought the city’s active caseload to 5,986.
5.97% of cases are positive on a daily basis.
Yesterday, 1,171 COVID patients recovered from the disease. The total number of recoveries in the city since the start of the pandemic has risen to 18,54,888.
During this time, one COVID-infected person died, bringing the city’s death toll to 26,176.
More than 13,875 COVID samples were tested in the city yesterday, according to official data.
On Tuesday, 45,853 eligible beneficiaries were given coronavirus vaccine doses as part of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive in Delhi.
In total, 3,35,79,923 vaccine doses have been administered in the nation’s capital.
On January 14, the city had a positivity rate of 30.6 percent. And the highest during the third wave of the pandemic. It was largely caused by the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
However, the hospitalization rate has been low. And thus far accounting for less than 3% of total active cases. In response to an increase in cases, the Delhi government issued an order on Friday. It directed authorities to levy a Rs500 fine on people who do not wear masks in public places.
The fine will not apply to people travelling in private four-wheelers, according to the statement. Because of the decrease in cases, the government lifted the fine for not wearing a mask on April 12.