Slight dip: 1,808 fresh cases in Delhi | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: Delhi saw 1,808 fresh Covid-19 cases on Friday, a day after it recorded August’s highest single-day spike of 1,840 cases. The total number of positive cases touched 1.69 lakh and the death toll increased to 4,389 on Friday.
The active cases in Delhi now stand at 13,550, up from 13,208 on Thursday. The positivity rate on Friday stood at 7.8% while the recovery rate was over 89%, stated the Delhi government’s health bulletin.
The number of containment zones increased to 763 from Thursday’s 734, with the highest number of red zones in the South-West district – 152. The other districts with more than 100 containment zones are West (106) and North (102) districts, followed by South (95) and Central (72) districts. Since August 1, 228 new containment zones have been added in Delhi and 109 of these have been added in the last three days. The West district has seen the largest number of new zones being added in the last few days, including 13 in the last two days.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that the number of red zones will go up as testing is also increasing and in many cases, a large number of members of the same family being found Covid-19 positive due to late testing. “We are ready for containment zones to go up but these are very small clusters now,” he said. The total number of containment zones in Delhi till date is 1,644, out of which 881 have been de-contained and 763 remain.
The number of Rapid Antigen Tests conducted on Friday stood at 16,013, while the RT-PCR, CBNAAT and True NAAT tests’ figures were 6,920, according to the bulletin.

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