Delhi has managed to slow the spread of the coronavirus for now, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today, citing figures below the June forecast. Instead of the 60,000 active cases expected by the end of June, Delhi has only about 26,000, he said. the number of cases detected every day has also decreased compared to last week – around 2,500 per day instead of almost 4,000.
With 87,000 cases, the national capital, which is the second most affected area in the country, is still below the 1 lakh of cases that experts predicted early last month.
In the past 24 hours, 2,199 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Delhi, bringing the total to 87,360. The death toll has risen to 2,742 with 62 additional deaths reported in a single day. There are 26,270 active cases.
The daily increase in cases has trended downward in the past week.
Kejriwal said the tests, which have been increased, also indicate a slowdown in the virus.
“We have increased the number of tests. There is a good indication … Earlier, about 31 people out of 100 whose samples were taken tested positive for coronavirus. Today, 13 people out of 100 are positive “said Mr. Kejriwal.
The recovery rate in Delhi has dropped from 60% to 66%. The national recovery rate is 59%. The death rate remained around 3%.
The tests increased and stayed between 16,000 and 21,000 last week.