New Delhi : Delhi continues to be in the vicious grip of Covid 19 reporting 121 deaths on Monday, the second-highest so far, pushing overall toll to 8,512.
November alone has seen 1,950 fatalities; however, on a positive note, recoveries have outnumbered new cases on Monday.
The state capital reported 4,454 fresh cases as against 7,216 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the official data from the Delhi government showed.
This is the third time in the last four days recoveries outnumber new cases. On Saturday, the smoggy city reported 5,879 new cases and 6,963 recoveries.
On Friday as well, recoveries breached new cases by 2,167 counts adding 6,608 new cases and 8,775 recoveries. Delhi's overall Covid tally has gone up to 5,34,317.
As per government records, from November 1 to November 23, the national capital reported 1,950 deaths, which is 22.9 per cent of the total fatalities caused by the virus in Delhi. On Friday there were 118 deaths, while Saturday recorded 111 fatalities.
Meanwhile, the infection rate remained as high as 11.94 per cent while the case fatality rate stood at 1.59 per cent.
Currently, 9,464 out of 17,553 beds are occupied in the hospitals, 527 out of 8,217 beds in the dedicated Covid Care Centres and 184 out of 562 beds in the dedicated Covid Health Centres. Over 22,700 people are in home isolation. The number of containment zones has been raised to 4,692.
November is turning out to be the most precarious month for the national capital in managing the Covid-19 pandemic. The cases in Delhi have surged in their third and the deadliest wave so far, with the positivity rate (the number of those infected as a percentage of those tested) spiking to 15 per cent.
IANS report with edits