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COVID-19 in India: Delhi reports 62 cases, 4 deaths Delhi COVID19
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COVID-19 in India: Delhi reports 62 cases, 4 deaths

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jul 2021, 04:03 pm

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi on Wednesday reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours along with 4 related deaths.

The fresh additions have taken the case tally and death toll to 14,35,671 and 25,039, respectively.

The positivity rate in Delhi, based on past 24 hours data, rose slightly to stand at 0.09 per cent as out of 65,811 people tested, as many as 65,749 were found negative of the virus. On Tuesday, the positivity rate was 0.07 per cent. The fatality rate stands at 1.74 per cent.

Of 65,811 tests conducted in the past one day, 42,187 were done by RTPCR while 23,624 people were checked by the Rapid Antigen Test. Till now 2.29 crore samples have been inspected for the virus.

To further understand, the RT-PCR test detects the presence of viral RNA and is able to detect a COVID-19 infection even before the person becomes infectious. The Rapid Antigen test detects viral proteins and reveals patients at the peak of the infection when the body has the highest concentration of these proteins.

According to the health bulletin, a total of 61 people were cured and discharged taking the total recoveries to 14,10,066.

Currently, there are 171 COVID patients under home isolation across the city. The number of active cases is 566 which includes patients under home isolation. Containment zones are 403.

The government vaccinated 71,997 people in the last 24 hours out of which 42,140 beneficiaries received the first dose while 29,857 were administered the second dose. Till now, cumulatively, 94,39,797 people have received a vaccine jab in the National Capital.