New Delhi: Delhi detailed 85 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the minimal tally since May 1, 2020, and nine more demises on Saturday, according to reports shared by the Health Department on Saturday.
The positivity rate has decreased to 0.12 per cent – the minimum ever.
The nine new mortalities have enhanced the death count in the city to 24,961.
The city now has 1,598 active COVID-19 victims, the fewest since March 3.
Delhi has detailed over 14.33 lakh cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.
On Monday, Delhi had documented 89 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 0.16 per cent, while 11 individuals had died, the information showed.
It was the initial time that the daily count of coronavirus cases had fallen below the 100-mark since February 16.
Delhi had registered 111 cases and seven casualties on Wednesday, while the positivity rate climbed 0.15 per cent.
On Thursday, 109 Covid cases and eight demises were enlisted while on Friday, 115 cases and four casualties, minimal since March 21, were detailed.
Despite a drop in daily cases in the past several days, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had recently warned that the chances of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were quite real, while he claimed that his authority was arranging on a “war-footing” to challenge it.
Delhi had been ravaged by a crucial second wave of the pandemic, demanding hundreds of lives daily, with the recent oxygen supply crisis issue at various hospitals, adding to the crisis.
Since April 19, both daily cases and single-day mortality count had been soaring, more than 28,000 cases and 277 fatalities enlisted on April 20; escalating to 306 mortalities on April 22. On May 3, the city logged a record 448 demises, the official report revealed.
Anyhow, the number of cases have marked a de-escalating trend and the positivity rate too has been diminishing in the last several days. The number of fatalities per day has also been showing a drop in the last couple of days.
But with shoppers gathering markets and restaurants resuming business during phased unlocking in the national capital, doctors have warned that Delhi could face a “deteriorating than second wave condition” of COVID-19 if individuals do not comply with safety norms or lower their guard.