Positivity Rate Above 30% In Delhi, 24,383 New Cases, Lower Than Yesterday

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The positivity rate in Delhi on Friday is the highest since May 3 last year

New Delhi:

Delhi has reported 24,383 new coward cases in the last 24 hours, down 15.5% from yesterday. The positivity rate in the national capital has jumped to 30.64%.

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Friday’s positivity rate in Delhi is the highest since May 1 last year, when it was 31.6%. At that time, India was battling the second wave and hospitals across the country were struggling to provide beds and medical oxygen for patients.

The positivity rate indicates the number of people who tested positive in all the tests conducted that day.

The national capital has reported 34 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 25,305.

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On Wednesday, Delhi registered 40 deaths, the highest since June 10 last year, when 44 deaths were recorded.

A total of 28,867 COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi on Thursday, the sharpest one-day spike since the onset of the epidemic and 31 deaths, while the positive rate was 29.21%.

The previous largest daily leap in Delhi was 28,395 cases recorded on April 20 last year.

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According to official data, 2,529 patients are in the hospital. 815 patients are on oxygen support, of which 99 are on ventilator.

Earlier today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there was no cause for concern as hospital admissions and death rates were quite low.

“There is no need to panic. The case is growing fast and there are no two ways about it. The Omicron variant is quite contagious and contagious,” Kejriwal told reporters.

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India recorded 2.64 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, up 6.7% from the cases reported yesterday. The unprecedented rise in the case of covid across the country is driven by a new form of coronavirus, Omicron.

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