According to the Health Ministry data, there are 10,770 active cases of Covid19 in Delhi

Delhi has seen a significant drop in the registering of new coronavirus cases per day. The rate has come down to below 5 percent.

The recovery rate stands at nearly 90 percent and only 9 percent are still infected; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was quoted as saying in a Times of Oman report.

Kejriwal said that there has been a decline in the number of people dying by Covid19 in the capital as well. Last month, around 100 patients used to die by COVID per day. However, the pace has slowed and now come down to around 20 per day in Delhi, said Kejriwal in the report.

For the number of patients testing positive every day, Kejriwal said that it has now come down to 5 percent as compared to June.

According to the state’s health department, the situation came under control because of the aggressive testing and efficient management of the containment zones, buffer zones, and the areas with isolated cases as per the report.

The Covid-19 testing in Delhi has increased from 25,175 tests per million on June 27 to 50,435 tests per million, as per yesterday’s data. The number of containment zones has also gone up to 716 as of yesterday.

As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today, there are 10,770 active cases of Covid19 in Delhi, which is an improvement of 117 compared to yesterday.

The intervention of the central government is appreciable in overall Covid19 improvement in Delhi. After Home Minister Amit Shah’s directions, contract tracing, and streamlining of containment zones was taken up and door-to-door serological surveys were carried out, said the Times of Oman report.

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia praised Shah for his successful intervention as per the report.

"Since then, testing has been increased by many times," he added.

Read the complete report in Times of Oman