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Delhi on Tuesday reported 2,495 new cases and seven deaths, as per Delhi health bulletin. The positivity rate in the national capital stood at 15.41% and active cases were at 8,506, the Delhi health bulletin notified on Tuesday. The national capital saw 1,372 Covid-19 infections and six deaths as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 per cent, the highest since January 21, according to the daily health bulletin. With the fresh infections and fatalities, Delhi's caseload increased to 19,73,394 and the death toll to 26,343, it said.

According to news agency PTI report, the figures pertain to August 7 as the government did not release the daily health bulletin on Monday, even as on January 21, the positivity rate stood at 18.04 per cent. The fresh cases on Tuesday came out of 16,187 Covid-19 tests, the health department bulletin stated.

Delhi had reported 2,423 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 14.97 per cent and two deaths, the data updated on Sunday said. On Saturday, it recorded 2,311 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 13.84 per cent and one fatality. On Friday, it logged 2,419 cases with a positivity rate of 12.95 per cent, while two people died due to the disease.

On Thursday, the city saw 2,202 cases with a positivity rate of 11.84 per cent and four deaths. On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 2,073 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 11.64 per cent and five fatalities. On June 25, six people succumbed to the disease. The number of active Covid-19 cases in Delhi stands at 8,506, up from 7,484 previous day. As many as 5,504 patients are in home isolation, the bulletin said.

Of the 9,409 beds reserved for Covid-19 patients in various Delhi hospitals, 534 were occupied. Beds at Covid care centres and Covid health centres were lying vacant, it said. There are 253 containment zones in the city, it added.

Meanwhile, the national capital reported a few cases of the BA.4 and the BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron that are highly transmissible. The number of daily Covid-19 cases in Delhi had touched the record high of 28,867 on January 13 this year during the third wave of the pandemic. The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic.

(With inputs from PTI)

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