13,468 fresh infections, 81 fatalities reported; city government constitutes 24x7 cells in 11 of its hospitals
Delhi witnessed a record number of new COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day with 13,468 infections being reported over 24 hours, according to a health bulletin released by the Delhi government on Tuesday. The total number of cases stood at 7,50,156. Eighty-one deaths were reported over 24 hours, pushing the toll to 11,436. A total of 1,02,460 tests were conducted in a day, the bulletin said. Of the total cases, 6,95,210 people have recove-red and there are 43,510 active cases. The positivity rate of COVID-19 cases jumped to 13.14% on Tuesday. Of the total 12,667 beds for COVID-19 treatment in the city, 61.03% were occupied. The Delhi government has constituted 24x7 cells in 11 government hospitals and headquarters to ensure that appropriate systems are in place in each hospital for timely management of admissions, proper treatment, patient care and analysis of COVID-19 deaths, according to an official order issued on Tuesday.