Delhi Live Updates: Delhi on Saturday recorded one death due to Covid-19 and 33 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 0.05 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department, PTI reported. Only five fatalities due to the coronavirus infection were reported last month, one each on September 7, September 16 and September 17, and two on September 28, according to official figures. This is the first fatality due to Covid-19 in October in Delhi. The death toll due to the coronavirus infection in the national capital now stands at 25,088.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered that death certificates and surviving member certificates from those who lost family members to Covid will no longer be required to get compensation. The CM held a review meeting after a citizen reached out to him and said the process to get the ex-gratia amount of Rs 50,000 was full of hurdles and he was having to run around to get the documents in order.
In other news, Delhi University has released record high cutoffs for undergraduate courses as seven colleges asked for 100% marks to admit students to a total of 10 programmes. Further, a staggering 94 programmes across all colleges have their cutoff pegged at 99% or higher this year. This is three times higher than 2020, when a total of 30 programmes across all colleges had cutoffs in this range.