COVID cases in Delhi cross 2,000, death toll reaches 45

COVID cases in Delhi cross 2,000, death toll reaches 45


New Delhi, April 19, 2020

With 110 new cases and two deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total coronavirus cases in the national capital crossed the 2,000-mark and have reached 2,003 on Sunday with the death toll mounting to 45.

A total of 83 people have been cured and discharged from Delhi hospitals in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi Health Report.

Among the total patients, 290 were cured and discharged so far while one has migrated.

"A total of 83 people were discharged on Sunday and 1,668 cases are active as of April 19," the report said.

According to the Delhi Health Department, among the total cases, 1,080 patients are the 'Positive cases under Special Operations', with no new addition in the last four days.

Also, among the total cases, 1,283 patients were less than 50 years of age, while 320 were between 50-59 years and 386 are above the age of 60. "Detailed information of 14 patients are awaited," the Health Report said.

In terms of deaths, among the 45 deaths, maximum 25 were of those aged 60 years or above. The age category of those below 50 and those between 50 and 59 have reported 10 deaths each.

It said six patients are on ventilator while 26 are in the ICU. So far, 24,387 tests have been conducted in the city and 2,872 reports are pending.

"While 2,003 reports were positive, 19,393 reports were negative," it says.

A total of 12,151 people are home quarantined across the city.

The positive cases in the city are increasing at a rapid rate since the last 20 days. The total positive cases in Delhi were 97 with two deaths on March 30.

By April 10, there were 903 cases with 14 deaths. There were 1,578 cases on Wednesday with a total of 32 deaths reported.

So far, Delhi has declared 79 containment zones across the city. Containment zones, also known as red zones, are the areas sealed by the district administrations after at least three coronavirus cases are found in the locality.

After the administration sealed the area naming it 'containment zone', the Delhi government started 'Operation SHIELD' in the area.

Among all the states across the country, in terms of positive cases, Delhi is ranked second followed by Maharashtra.