Delhi Covid Lockdown: Positivity rate dips to 2.5%, Over 1,600 new COVID19 cases reported in 24 hours

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group will be halted from today as vaccine stock for the category has been consumed.

Written by May 23, 2021 12:26
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New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): A family member performing the last rites of a COVID-19 victim at Nigambodh Ghat cremation ground, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: The National Capital on Sunday reported over 1,600 new covid cases, taking positivity rate down to 2.5 per cent.

Meanwhile, CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that the lockdown has been extended further by on week (till May 31).

He also said that, if the cases continue to decrease in the same manner than the process of unlocking Delhi will begin in phased manner from May 31.

The city is under lockdown for almost a month and the number of new cases and positivity rate is declining in the city for the past few days.

The health bulletin said 6,453 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative number of recoveries to 13,60,898.

It said that 63,155 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 43,061 were RT-PCR tests while 20,094 were rapid antigen tests.

The case fatality rate stands at 1.63 per cent and the cumulative positivity rate at 7.58 per cent.

The bulletin said that 49,957 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours of which 41,155 took their first dose and 8,802 took second of the vaccine.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group will be halted from today as vaccine stock for the category has been consumed.

 

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