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Delhi’s COVID-19 fatality rate less than 1% in last 10 days

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday the COVID-19 fatality rate in the national capital was less than one per cent in the last 10 days and asserted that a massive increase in testing for detection of coronavirus infection has led to the rise in cases.

He said Delhi recorded 3,372 fresh cases on Saturday and 4,476 patients recovered within 24 hours.

About 46 deaths reported during the same period, which has been the highest in nearly 70 days, Jain said, “We do not look at the figures for a single day. The average fatality rate of the last 10 days has been 0.94 per cent.

“The patients who have succumbed are not those who tested positive in a day. These are people who tested positive 15-20 days back. That is why we take the average of 10 days,” he stressed.

The overall case fatality rate is 1.94 per cent. The occupancy of beds in Delhi hospitals has declined in the last four-five days and 55 per cent of the total beds are unoccupied currently, the Minister added. – The Hindu

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