Delhi

TPR falls to 22.47%, downward swing expected

The test positivity rate (TPR) of COVID-19 in the city fell from 27.99% on Monday to 22.47% on Tuesday, stated a Delhi government bulletin. The TPR had peaked on Friday — 30.64% — and remained at that level on Saturday and has been less than that since.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain had last week said that COVID-19 cases have peaked and is expected to come down now. On Tuesday, the number of new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours also fell to 11,684 from 12,527 on Monday. Thirty-eight deaths were reported, taking the total deaths to 25,425, the bulletin said.

A total of 52,002 tests were done in 24 hours, up from 44,762 a day earlier. Of the total 15,606 hospital beds for COVID-19 patients, 82.51% were vacant on Tuesday. On Thursday, 28,867 fresh cases were reported, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.


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