A medic collects sample from a woman for Covid-19 test in Delhi
Delhi LG overturned the state govt’s decision to allow functioning of hotels and weekly markets from August 1, while the proposal to allow street vendors and hawkers to operate for longer hours from August 1 was approved under Unlock 3. Stay with us for latest updates.
*Delhi government on Saturday reduced the number of containment zones from 715 to 496 following extensive assessment of the sealed areas in the last two days.
* ANI update at 12.07am: The total number of Covid-19 samples tested up to August 1 is 1,98,21,831 including 4,63,172 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
*ANI update at 11.10am: The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.84%: 3.16% now. Recovery rate among Covid-19 patients has increased to 65.44%: Government of India
*Update at 10.10am: Single-day increase of 54,735 Covid-19 cases pushes India’s virus caseload to 17,50,723; death toll rises to 37,364: Union health minister
*Update at 10.08am: Active Covid-19 cases stand at 5,67,730, while 11,45,629 people have recovered: Union health ministry
*The monthly serological survey started in Delhi on Saturday with an objective to analyse the prevalence of antibodies against the novel coronavirus in the population. The survey teams visited identified areas in their respective districts to collect samples from people, and on the first day, nearly 10% samples were collected in every district.
*All 11 districts have to collect 15,000 samples, much lesser than the 21,387 samples collected in the first round of the survey conducted towards the end of June and beginning of July.
*The containment zones have been spread all across Delhi, but overall West and South West districts followed by South and North districts have reported the highest number of sealed areas.
*The Covid-19 count in Delhi crossed 1.36 lakh on Saturday, with 1,118 more people testing positive.
*In the last 24 hours, Delhi government said that 26 persons died due to the disease taking the total number of fatalities to 3,989.