Delhi records 53 new COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day spike since 15 April last year


Last year on 15 April, the National Capital had recorded 17 cases. So far, over 14.35 lakh cases have been registered while the toll stands at 25,015, said the health department

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New Delhi: Delhi on Sunday reported 53 COVID-19 cases, the lowest since 15 April last year, and three more deaths as the positivity rate dropped to 0.07 percent, according to data shared by the health department.

According to, a crowd-sourced initiative that collects data on COVID-19 and vaccination in India, Delhi had recorded 17 cases on 15 April last year.

The National Capital has recorded 14,35,083 coronavirus cases since the pandemic started last year. Over 14.09 lakh patients have recovered so far. The toll stands at 25,015.

On Saturday, the city had recorded 76 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.19 percent and one death. A day before that, the city had recorded 81 cases of the infection and three fatalities with a positivity rate of 0.11 percent

There are 252 people under home-isolation in Delhi, while the number of containment zones stands at 576, the department said in its daily bulletin.

It said 61,405 COVID-19 tests, including 53,280 RT-PCR tests, were conducted in the city on Saturday.

Delhi faced a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a large number of lives. The rapid rise in the number of cases led to a shortage of medical oxygen at various city hospitals.

On 20 April, the city had reported a record 28,395 cases.While, on 22 April, the case positivity rate was 36.2 percent, the highest so far. At 448, the highest number of deaths was reported on 3 May.

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