Delhi on Saturday reported 86 new COVID-19 cases – the highest in five months – continuing the steady rise in infection rates amid a worldwide alarm over the Omicron variant of coronavirus.
The positivity rate – the proportion of COVID-19 tests that return positive – was 0.13 per cent.
Without deaths for the 10th day in a row, the number of victims was 25,100.
There are currently 484 active COVID-19 patients in Delhi with 203 in home isolation.
According to data shared by the city’s health department, Delhi had reported 93 cases of coronavirus on July 8.
The increase in cases is recorded in the midst of the Omicron scare in Delhi, as the total number of patients infected with the latest variant of coronavirus increased by 12 on Friday to 22.
The number of Covid cases registered in Delhi so far reached 14.42.090. Over 14.16 lakh patients have recovered from the disease.
On Thursday, 85 cases were registered with a positivity of 0.15 percent, while the daily number of cases on Friday was 69 with a positivity of 0.12 percent.
The death toll due to coronavirus infection in Delhi is 25,100.
Two deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded in December so far in Delhi. Seven COVID-19 deaths were reported in November, four in October and five in September.
The case positivity rate was 0.13 percent Saturday, according to the health bulletin. On Wednesday, 57 cases were registered in Delhi with a positivity of 0.10 percent.
A total of 66,096 tests – 59,901 RT-PCR and 6,195 rapid antigen tests – were performed a day ago, the bulletin states.