Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital admissions rise to 40-50 a day | Delhi News - Times of India
NEW DELHI: Delhi recorded 1,250 fresh novel coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the case-load to over 1.58 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 4,270. Thirteen...
- Aug 22, 2020
NEW DELHI: Delhi recorded 1,250 fresh novel coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the case-load to over 1.58 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 4,270.
Thirteen fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours, revealed the latest bulletin issued by Delhi health department.
On Thursday, the count of daily cases was 1,215 and 22 deaths were reported. The tally of active cases rose to 11,426 on Friday, from 11,271 on Thursday.
The city has so far recorded a total of 1,57,354 cases, of which 1,41,826 had recovered or been discharged. The recovery rate stood at 90%. There were 11,271 active cases, of which 5,707 were under home isolation.
The state health department said 6,086 RTPCR, CBNAAT and TrueNat and 11,649 rapid-antigen tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. "A total of 13,92,928 tests have been conducted till date. The test per million population stands at 73,312," said an official. He added that the positivity rate - number of people found positive from those tested - in the past 24 hours stood at 7%.
In the past two weeks, the number of admissions due to Covid-19 has gone up in the capital. "We are getting 40-50 new admissions daily due to Covid-19 over the past few days. But many of these patients are from neighbouring Noida, Gurugram, Bulandshahr, among others," said Dr Suresh Kumar, director, Lok Nayak Hospital.
There were 14,114 Covid beds in Delhi's hospitals, of them, 3,563 were occupied on Friday. In July-end, the occupancy of Covid beds had reduced to less than 3,000.
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