1,118 fresh COVID-19 cases; 26 more deaths in Delhi

The city has so far recorded a total of 1,36,716 cases, of which 1,22,131 have recovered, been discharged or migrated

1,118 fresh COVID-19 cases; 26 more deaths in Delhi

A roadside vendor selling garments interacts with customers after restrictions were eased amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi, August 1

The national capital recorded 1,118 fresh COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours, authorities said on Saturday.

The city has so far recorded a total of 1,36,716 cases, of which 1,22,131 have recovered, been discharged or migrated.

There are 10,596 active cases, of which 5,560 are under home isolation.

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The death toll due to the disease is 3,989, according to the latest Delhi Health Department bulletin.

As many as 5,140 RTPCR tests and 13,014 rapid-antigen tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. A total of 10,50,939 tests have been conducted till date — 55,312 tests per million population, it said.

In the past week, the number of new infections has grown by less than one per cent every day.

The recovery rate has increased to more than 89 per cent. PTI

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