The efforts made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to deal with the Covid-19 situation in the national capital are showing positive results.
The doubling rate of coronavirus infection in Delhi has risen to over 101.5 days as against 28.8 days for the rest of India. Moreover, the mortality rate in the capital has considerably decreased, the Delhi government announced on Thursday.
The doubling rate in the case of COVID-19 is defined as the number of days it takes for the count of cases to double.
On July 1, the doubling rate of corona cases in Delhi was 20 days.
“Since then, the doubling rate of Delhi has been steadily rising. It was 58 days on July 17, around 90 days on August 1, and has currently increased to 101.5 days. In comparison, for the rest of India, the doubling rate has remained between 20 and 27 days since July 1,” the government added.
— CMO Delhi (@CMODelhi) August 21, 2020
For August so far, the mortality rate in Delhi is 1.4 percent, while the country has a mortality rate of 1.92 percent.
On Thursday, the capital reported 1,215 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 1,57,354, while the death toll from the disease rose to 4,257, with 22 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
A dip has also been noticed in the positivity rate between June 18 and August 16, the statement said.
On June 18, a total of 9,088 RT-PCR tests were conducted, of which 2,804 were positive — a positivity rate of 30.85%. However, on August 16, out of a total of 4,106 RT-PCR tests held, 434 were positive — a positivity rate of 10.57%, as per data shared by the Delhi government.