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17 COVID-19 cases, zero deaths reported in Delhi on August 23

This is the 14th day since the pandemic's second wave began that Delhi has experienced no fatalities.
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According to data given by the health service here, the national capital recorded 17 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest since March 28 last year, and zero deaths for the fourth day in a row. This is the 14th day since the pandemic’s second wave began that Delhi has experienced no fatalities.

The low number of instances is also due to the fact that there were fewer tests (46,251) performed the day before. With the additional instances, the total number of those infected in the city has risen to 14,37,334. Over 14.11 lakh people have recovered from the sickness so far. According to a government bulletin, the death toll has risen to 25,079 people.

So far this month, twenty-six people have died from the sickness. On July 31, a total of 25,053 people had died. The city reported 24 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with a positivity rate of 0.04 per cent. On Saturday, 19 coronavirus cases were reported in the capital.

Delhi had recorded nine cases on March 28 last year, according to covid19India.org, a crowdsourcing project that collects data on COVID-19 and vaccination in India. 17 patients were diagnosed with the condition on April 15 of last year. According to the bulletin, there are 374 active cases in Delhi at the moment, with 107 of them in home isolation and a positive rate of 0.04 per cent.

There are 228 containment zones, according to the report. Delhi was hit by a second wave of the pandemic that took a large number of deaths, exacerbated by a lack of oxygen in hospitals across the city.

On April 20, Delhi recorded 28,395 cases, the highest number in the city since the outbreak began. On May 3, the largest number of deaths (448) was reported.

To avoid a repeat of the disaster that occurred during the second wave of coronavirus in April and May, the local government has been beefing up health infrastructure. Steps have been initiated to enhance the number of hospital beds in order to accommodate up to 37,000 cases per day and to become oxygen self-sufficient.

Around 160 PSA oxygen production systems with a total capacity of 148.11 metric tonnes are being placed at various government and commercial hospitals in the city, according to officials. While 66 plants would be built in Delhi government hospitals, 10 will be deployed in central government institutions, and 84 will be installed in private hospitals.

Since the vaccination campaign began on January 16, 1.24 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the capital, according to government data. Both doses have been given to about 35 lakh persons.

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