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Covid-19: At 10.09%, Delhi records highest test positivity rate since January

Delhi reported 1,060 new Covid cases in a day and six deaths, the highest in around four months

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The fresh cases were detected out of 10,506 Covid tests conducted the previous day

Delhi reported 1,060 new Covid cases in a day and six deaths, the highest in around four months, as the positivity rate rose to 10.09 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department on Monday.

This is the highest test positivity rate recorded in the capital since January 24 when 11.8 per cent of the people tested had turned out Covid positive.

The fresh cases were detected out of 10,506 Covid tests conducted the previous day. Delhi’s Covid case tally has risen to 19,23,149 while the death toll climbed to 26,238, the department said in its latest bulletin.

On Sunday, the city had logged 1,530 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 8.41 per cent and three deaths. The day before, Delhi recorded 1,534 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 7.71 per cent and three deaths.

The city on Friday recorded 1,797 coronavirus cases, the highest in nearly four months, along with one fatality while the positivity rate was 8.18 per cent.

Friday’s figures were the highest since February 4 when the national capital logged 2,272 cases and 20 deaths with a positivity rate of 3.85 per cent.

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