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Delhi’s positivity rate had crossed 30%, but at 5% now, says Satyendar Jain

Written by Astha Saxena
, Pritam Pal Singh
| New Delhi |

Printed: July 26, 2020 4:04:00 am


On Saturday, Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain mentioned that whereas the nationwide positivity charge has gone up within the final 10 days, the positivity charge within the capital has come down. (File picture)

On Saturday, Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain mentioned that whereas the nationwide positivity charge has gone up within the final 10 days, the positivity charge within the capital has come down. “There was a time when the positivity charge in Delhi was 30% or extra however now it has come down to five%,” he mentioned.

Delhi reported 1,142 new instances and 29 deaths as a result of Covid on Saturday, taking the overall variety of instances and fatalities to 1,29,531 and three,806 respectively. At current, town has 12,657 lively instances, whereas the quantity of people that have recovered from the sickness has reached 1,13,068. The restoration charge within the capital is 87.3%.

In a standing report filed earlier than the Delhi Excessive Courtroom, the state well being division mentioned that between June 18 and July 24, town performed 4,04,141 fast antigen checks, out of which 24,501 (6%) folks examined constructive. A follow-up RT-PCR was performed on 2,818 sufferers, during which 404 (14.35%) examined constructive.

Lately, whereas addressing issues concerning the accuracy of the fast antigen check, Well being Ministry officers had additionally confirmed that just about 15% of the individuals who had undergone fast antigen checks and have been discovered to be symptomatic even after testing unfavourable, had turned out to be constructive in a follow-up RT-PCR check.

The RT-PCR check is taken into account to be the gold normal for testing whereas the fast antigen check offers outcomes inside 30 minutes. If an individual checks constructive in a fast antigen check, then no second check is required. But when an individual checks unfavourable, then an RT-PCR check is carried out to test the presence of the virus.

On the capital’s Covid-19 scenario, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “Delhi has reached eighth place when it comes to variety of lively instances. State of affairs was dangerous until just a few days again. We have been at 2nd place. Nonetheless, there isn’t any room for complacency. Take precautions and keep protected.”

As per the state well being bulletin on Saturday town performed 5,690 RT-PCR/CB NAAT/TrueNat checks and 14,819 fast antigen checks within the final 24 hours. At current, Delhi is testing 48,907 per million inhabitants and the overall variety of checks have touched 9,29,244.

Of the overall 15,301 beds earmarked for Covid-19 sufferers, 12,444 beds are mendacity vacant. A complete of seven,339 sufferers are availing remedy beneath house isolation and over 1,00zero sufferers are admitted to the Covid healthcare centres.

Talking to the reporters on Saturday, Jain additionally mentioned that solely 20% of the beds within the metropolis hospitals are occupied for the time being.

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