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Showing a steady drop in coronavirus cases, Delhi on Thursday recorded 305 COVID-19 cases and 44 more fatalities, as per the health bulletin. Meanwhile, the positivity rate dropped to 0.41% from yesterday's .46%.

With today's count, the total number cases reached 1,43,04,433, while the death toll touched 24,748.

The city also recorded 560 discharges today that took the total number of discharges to 14,01,473.

A total of 75,133 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 53,266 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests while the rest were rapid antigen tests.

On Wednesday, the city logged 337 new infections with a positivity rate of 0.46 per cent and 36 fatalities.

City govt to ramp up oxygen storage capacity before possible 3rd wave

Meanwhile, preparing for the possible third wave at the war footing, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the Delhi government is increasing its oxygen storage capacity so that there is no crisis of the life-saving gas.

He said on Thursday, three oxygen storage plants with a total capacity of 171 MT have been installed so far in the city to prepare for a possible third wave of COVID-19.

He also said, a 57 metric tonne (MT) cryogenic tank is being set up for storage along with an oxygen generation plant of 2.5 tonne per day capacity at Siraspur.

The national capital faced an acute shortage of oxygen during the sudden surge in coronavirus cases in April and May. Many COVID patients died during this period due shortage of oxygen.

Delhi received COVID vaccine stock

Delhi received stock of both Covid vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin) for the 18-44 age group, the ruling AAP government said on Wednesday.

Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Atishi said the national capital has received 1.25 lakh doses of Covishield and 20,000 Covaxin doses on Tuesday evening from the Centre.

She added that the Covaxin's supply would be used to administer people who have to take the second dose whereas Covishield would be used for both the first and second dose, both.

Atishi further informed that the Delhi government has received a separate supply of 30,000 doses of the Covaxin Covid vaccine which would be used for 45 plus age group who need to take their second dose.

(With inputs from agencies)

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