Delhi reports 486 new COVID-19 infections, positivity rate at 0.63 per cent
The reduced positivity rate in Delhi is an important indication as specialists consider it to be an essential metre to understand the spread of any infection.
The total variety of active cases likewise dropped from 4,481 on January 6 to 4,168 on January 7 in Delhi. (Representative image)
The national capital recorded 486 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday (January 7), marking the sixth time in January 2020 that the day-to-day variety of infections have actually stayed listed below 500.
At the exact same time, the positivity rate of COVID-19 in Delhi has actually boiled down to 0.63 percent. The total variety of active cases also dropped from 4,481 on January 6 to 4,168 on January 7.
According to the publication of the Delhi health department, the city carried out 77,522 tests on the previous day, which consisted of 43,347 RT-PCR tests and 34,175 rapid antigen tests.
The capital city formerly reported 654 cases on Wednesday (January 6). It is the only day in the new year when the daily number of infections were more than 500 in Delhi.
The minimized positivity rate is a crucial sign as experts consider it to be an essential metre to understand the spread of any infection. As per the suggestions of the World Health Organisation (WHO), an area with a comprehensive screening programme is required to have a positivity rate listed below 5 percent for two weeks which is only when an outbreak would be considered under control.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain had earlier commented that the positivity rate staying listed below one per cent for the last few days in Delhi indicated an enhancement in managing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the number of active cases are likewise reducing, the Delhi federal government chose to de-escalate the number of beds at its numerous COVID-19 health centres. The number of beds are slated to decrease from 305 in three centres to 50 beds in one centre.
On the New Year’s eve, the government had ordered both federal government and private health centers in the capital to de-escalate the variety of beds. There are about 115 healthcare facilities in the city.
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