Delhi’s Covid positivity rate jumps to 11.41%, highest in 6 months

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The positivity rate for COVID-19 in Delhi has risen to 11.41 percent, the highest in the past six months. The capital has reported 822 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to data shared by the health department on Monday.

The national capital reported two new deaths from the infection. With the new infections, the number of Covid cases in the national capital rose to 19,56,593, while the death toll stood at 26,313. The day before, a total of 7,205 tests were conducted to detect COVID-19.

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Delhi had reported a positivity rate of 11.79 percent on Jan. 24. The city saw more than 1,000 daily cases for five consecutive days through Sunday. According to official records, it had registered cases on June 26, 1891.

The number of Covid cases has risen steadily over the past week. Delhi registered 1,263 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday with a 9.35 percent positivity rate.

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It registered 1,333 cases on Saturday, the highest single-day rise in more than a month, with an 8.39 percent positivity rate, as three more people succumbed to the viral illness.

The city saw 1,245 cases on Friday with a 7.36 percent positivity rate and one fatality.

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(With inputs from PTI)