According to the Delhi Government health bulletin, there are 1,21,582 cases till date and 1,475 were reported in the past 24 hours. On June 23, the new COVID cases touched around 4,000, the highest record to date. Since then, the number of new cases has been dropping and it has been less than 2000 for the past eight days. The number of cases is less compared to the spike in June. The active cases have been decreasing since July 1 and it has decreased from 27,007 on July 1 by 38.12% to reach 16,711 on Saturday which leads to 1 lakh recoveries from the Virus.
If we talk about accommodation for COVID patient, the number of people admitted to COVID-19 hospitals has been steadily decreasing for the past 17 days. On July 1, a total of 5892 beds in COVID-19 hospitals were occupied and now it has decreased steadily to 3,635 along with the people under home isolation has also decreased from 16,703 on July 1 to 9,132. The positive rate has dropped from 12.2% on July 1 to 6.8% on Saturday. The number of containment zones in the city was 678.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Government has issued an “office memorandum” that specific attention should be given to reduce COVID-19 related deaths since the committee formed after supreme court orders are inspecting all hospitals. Since the committee constituted for inspection of all hospitals in Delhi, consequent upon orders passed by the supreme court on 19 June 2020, are already carrying out there mandate in a continuous manner, it would be appropriate that specific attention will be on the reduction of COVID related mortalities,” the memorandum issued by the Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department of the Delhi Government.