175 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi, 1 death

The new 175 cases came out of the 39,733 tests conducted the previous day

175 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi, 1 death

A woman receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a government hospital in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

New Delhi, March 1

Delhi recorded 175 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and the positivity rate rose to 0.44 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.

Another fatality pushed the death toll to 10,911, authorities said.

The second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive began across the country on Monday as elderly people received their first shots.

The 175 new cases took the infection tally to 6,39,464, according to a health bulletin.

The positivity rate of 0.44 per cent was higher than 0.34 per cent recorded on Sunday with 197 new cases.

The new 175 cases came out of the 39,733 tests conducted the previous day. The active cases rose to 1,404 from 1,335 the previous day, according to the bulletin.

The number of people under home isolation rose to 739 from 691 on Sunday, it said, adding over 6.27 lakh people have recovered.

From February 24-26, daily cases count had stood at 200-mark or beyond.  — PTI

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