New Delhi: A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit collects blod sample from a person at a testing center in Kolkata during the extended nationwide lockdown imposed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus; on Apr 21, 2020. (P. Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, April 21 : With 75 new cases and no deaths getting reported in the last 24 hours, the total number coronavirus cases in the national capital reached 2,156 on Tuesday with the death toll remaining at 47.

As many as 180 people have been cured of the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi Health Report. A total of 611 persons have recovered from coronavirus so far.

"As on date, 1,498 cases are active," the report said.

Also, among the total cases, 1,393 patients were less than 50 years of age, while 344 were between the age of 50 and 59 years and 408 patients were above the age of 60 years.

"Detailed information of 11 patients are awaited," the Health Report said.

Among the 47 deaths, over half (25) were of those aged 60 years or above. A total of 10 people below the age of 50 have died so far, 12 people between the age of 50 and 59 years have succumbed to the virus till now.

Among the total deaths, 39 people had other serious diseases as well.

The report said that as on Tuesday evening, five patients were on ventilator support, while 27 were admitted to the ICUs.

So far, 26,627 tests have been conducted in the city and 2,354 reports are pending. "While 2,156 reports were positive, 21,810 reports were negative," the reports said.

A total of 11,074 people have been 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. So far, Delhi has set up 87 containment zones across the city, with three new zones getting added on Tuesday.

Daily house-to-house surveillance and sanitisation of areas under the containment zones are being done.

"Approximately, a population of 3,23,000 is covered under the various containment zones," the Health Department said.

Also, an order has been issued for deputing additional medical staff to the Covid Care Centres at Sultanpuri, Narela and Mandoli.

"Another order has been issued for 80 IT assistants from the Directorate of Education to supplement the efforts to check the spread of Covid-19," it said.

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