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Covid: Delhi adds more than 500 cases for second consecutive day

New Delhi: More than 500 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the country’s capital Delhi for the second consecutive day. The positivity rate in Delhi has also crossed 7 per cent, as per the updates from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. After the new cases on Monday, the corona infection rate in Delhi has increased to 7.79 percent, which is the highest since January 28 (infection rate was 8.60 percent on January 28). No fatality due to infection was reported on Monday, as per the health bulletin of the Delhi government.

The active cases in Delhi are 1,729, which is the highest since March 1. With new cases, the cumulative tally of the infections rose to 18,69,051. In the last 24 hours, 290 people recovered from the virus taking the total recoveries to 18,41,162. The death toll is at 26,160 and the case fatality rate is 1.4 per cent.

As per Monday’s bulletin, a total of 6,492 tests were conducted to detect the presence of COVID. It further stated that 1,188 COVID-infected patients are under home isolation while 40 are admitted to hospitals.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said though the number of COVID-19 cases is rising in the national capital, it is not an alarming situation as the rate of hospitalisation is low.

“The number of positive cases has been rising in Delhi. But we have carried out 100 per cent vaccination and a large number of residents have already been infected with the (corona)virus. Also, there are not a lot of hospitalisations. So, it is not an alarming situation. We are keeping a watch on the situation,” Jain said in a briefing.

India on Monday reported 89.8 per cent jump in daily COVID infections with 2,183 new infections in the last 24 hours. 

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