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Delhi adds 19,133 new cases, 335 deaths in one day

Delhi adds 19,133 new cases, 335 deaths in one day

Delhi on Thursday recorded 19,133 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 335 deaths, taking the caseload and the death toll to 1,273,035 and 18,398 respectively, according to the health department's bulletin.

As many as 20,028 patients recovered on Thursday, taking the total recovery rate in the national capital past 1.16 million while the active cases have climbed to 90,629, the bulletin showed.

Delhi's Covid-19 positivity rate stands at 24.29%. Nearly 78,800 tests were conducted on Thursday of which 14,251 are rapid antigen tests and the remaining 64,529 are RT-PCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests, the health department's bulletin showed. The number of patients under home isolation in Delhi are at 50,562 while containment zones have went past 49,000 (49,123 exact), the bulletin added.

The health infrastructure of the national capital continues to suffer from the shortage of oxygen supplies amid an unprecedented rise in cases and deaths. Several patients of the Covid-19 disease who were at a critical stage, have lost their lives as hospitals are unable to procure supplies of the life saving gas on time.

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