Delhi reported 96 Covid-19 cases with 9 deaths in the past two days, a government data showed on Wednesday. Some 212 people also recovered in this duration.
This is the first time that Delhi, which has seen and surmounted three waves of coronavirus infections, logged less than 100 since April last year when India was still in first phase of the nationwide lockdown to control the pandemic.
On April 30, Delhi had recorded 76 new cases.
Though the low case count came amid low testing of just about 30,000 tests on Republic Day, city’s overall positivity rate has also been on a decline in the recent weeks.
Delhi’s positivity rate, which had shot to about 15% at the peak of its third wave of infections throwing up about 8,500 cases in a day, now stands at 0.32%.
Meanwhile, the country recorded 12,569 fresh cases of coronavirus cases on Wednesday.
The total number of active cases in the country has fallen to 178,200, while the caseload tally stands at 10,690,279. Globally, more than 100 million people have been infected by the virus. The country continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 14th among worst-hit nations by active cases.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,010,948), Karnataka (936,426), Kerala (893,639), Andhra Pradesh (887,066), and Tamil Nadu (835,280).
Over 2 million healthcare workers across the country have received Covid-19 vaccine jabs.