Two hundred and twenty four (224) new coronavirus cases were registered in Delhi taking the total number of Covid-19 positive patients to 8630, according to an official bulletin on the contagion released on Saturday by the Delhi government. The previous figures in the capital stood at 8,406 positive cases as per Union health ministry’s Covid dashboard.
The Delhi government’s bulletin, however, says that the capital city didn’t record a single death in the eight hour period between 4pm and 12 midnight on May 8, 2020.
According to the latest bulletin, the containment zones in the city have come down to 84 and a total of 937 people in the capital are now under home isolation. It adds that 84,226 tests have been conducted so far in the city-state.
An age-wise break up of positive cases in the bulletin also tells an interesting story that while almost 70% of infections (4567) are among people aged under 50 years, this age group accounts only for around 18% of deaths (12), that’s not all, while the highest fatality rate – 48.53% is among patients aged above 60 years, this age group, however, has the least number of positive cases at 967.
The remaining cases– 1008– are in t