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Delhi adds 632 new COVID-19 infections, positivity rate falls

Covid-19 cases in Delhi on Tuesday rose by 26 per cent as the national capital reproted 632 new infections. The positivity rate or confirmed cases every 100 tests fell from 7.72 per cent yesterday to 4.42 per cent. On the brighter side, no fatality due to the disease was reported. Moreover, as many as 414 patients recovered from COVID-19 thereby taking the total recoveries to 18,41,576 in the city.

After a steady decline in Covid cases, Delhi has been reporting a surge in new infections with the positivity rate registering a nearly three-fold rise between April 11 and 18, according to the Delhi Health Department’s data.

As far as the COVID-19 vaccination’s progress is observed, the city health department informed today that as many as 34,480 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the last 24 hours. Cumulative doses provided so far in the city touched 3,29,53,424. To contain the spread of the virus, the total number of containment zones in the city as of date is 625.

Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday said it will hold a meeting on April 20 to discuss the current situation in wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the national capital.

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. He added that the government is keeping a close watch on the situation.

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