Delhi Records 249 New Covid Cases, Highest Since June 13; the positivity rate jumps to 0.43 pc

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Delhi recorded 249 new cases of Covid on Saturday, the largest single-day increase since June 13 and one death as the positivity rate rose to 0.43%, according to data shared by the health department of the city.

The death toll from coronavirus infection in Delhi has risen to 25,104.

On Friday, 180 new cases were recorded with a positivity rate increased by 0.29%, according to figures from the authorities.

The daily number of cases on Saturday rose to 249 with an increased positivity rate of 0.43%, according to the latest health bulletin.

The increase is the highest since June 13, when 255 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.35%, while 23 deaths were also recorded on that day.

Omicron variant: Delhi and Mumbai report sharp rise in Covid cases

India reported 7,189 new cases of Covid and 387 deaths today, the health ministry said. Active cases stand at 77,516. Cases of Omicron, the new variant, in India have risen to 437. Mumbai reports 757 new cases of Covid, Delhi 249 positive cases

On Saturday, the positivity rate recorded was also the highest since June 9 when it stood at 0.46%, according to official data.

The cumulative number of cases on Saturday stood at 14,443,062. Over 14.17 lakh patients have recovered from the infection in Delhi.

So far, six deaths have been reported in December.

The spike in the increase in the number of new cases over the past few days is being recorded here amid a surge in cases of new Omicron variant of Covid in Delhi.

As of Thursday, the daily number of cases stood at 118 with a positivity rate of 0.19%, while one death was reported.

Seven deaths from COVID-19 were reported here in November this year, the highest number of deaths from coronavirus infection in the past three months in the nation’s capital, according to official data.

Delhi had recorded four deaths from Covid in October and five in September.

A total of 57,295 tests – 52,444 RT-PCR tests and 4,851 rapid antigen tests – were performed a day ago, according to the latest bulletin.

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