Delhi sees drop in overall active COVID-19 cases

Delhi continued to see a dip in active COVID-19 cases in the city to 16,031 on Sunday, even as hospital bed occupancy stood at 3,500 of the 15,456 beds available.

The new cases reported yesterday too fell to 1,211. This is the first time in several weeks that fewer than 1,300 cases were recorded in Delhi in a day. Over the past two weeks, fresh cases have dipped considerably in Delhi and the daily recoveries have been higher than new cases recorded.

Delhi government officials, however, said they were unable to trace the source of infection in over 50% of the cases.

Teams are now focusing on isolated Coronavirus cases, which were not reported from containment zones or clusters where the disease has already spread.

Meanwhile the city tested 20,206 people over the past 24 hours, of which 5,762 were tested through RT-PCR while the remaining 14,444 took Rapid Antigen Tests.