While the number of fresh COVID infections is low, it came from a relatively smaller number of tests — 66,573 — conducted on Tuesday.
Delhi reports 3846 new #COVID19 cases, 9427 recoveries and 235 deaths.
Total cases 14,06,719
Total recoveries 13,39,326
Death toll 22,346
Active cases 45,047 pic.twitter.com/rYzlllNtpe
— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2021
This is the third day on the trot that the number of new cases has remained below 5,000. The COVID-19 situation has been improving in Delhi with the number of cases and the positivity rate going down steadily in the past few days.
Medical experts have held the lockdown as the main factor behind the dip amid the second wave of the COVID pandemic.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the situation in Delhi was improving at an appreciable rate, but “our target should be to bring down the positivity rate to two per cent”.
At 5.78 per cent, the positivity rate is at its lowest since April 6, when it stood at 4.9 per cent.
The number of new infections is also the lowest since April 5, when 3,548 people were diagnosed with the disease, according to the data issued by the city government.