Delhi reported 954 cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Monday, with number of fresh cases dipping below the 1,000-mark for the first time since June 1 when 990 cases had been recorded.
However, the number pertains to the weekend when fewer tests had been conducted – only 11,470 as opposed to an average of almost 20,000 over the last three weeks.
The city also reported 35 more deaths due to the infection, taking the total toll so far to 3,663. Delhi’s case fatality rate now stands at 2.96%.
With fewer tests, the positivity rate – the percentage of people who test positive among those tested – also increased to 8.32. In comparison, the average positivity rate recorded over the last week was 7.61.
The number of tests had shot up in Delhi since the third week of June when the rapid antigen tests, which give results within 15 minutes outside of laboratories, had been introduced. The positivity rate had almost touched 37% in the second week of June when very few symptomatic people were being tested.
The number of active cases or those living with the infection at any given time has also reduced to just about 15,000. The highest number of active cases reported in the city was just over 28,000 reported in June-end.