Delhi reports 2,495 new Covid cases, 7 deaths; positivity rate at 15.41%
The daily positivity rate on Tuesday was at 15.41 per cent, compared to 17.85 per cent on Monday, the highest since January 21.
Delhi's daily Covid tally jumped again on Tuesday as 2,495 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, while seven patients died and 1,466 others recovered from the viral disease, according to the health department's bulletin.
With the latest figures, the national capital's caseload climbed to 19,73,394 cases, including 26,343 deaths, 19,38,545 recoveries and 8,506 active cases. The daily positivity rate on Tuesday was at 15.41 per cent, compared to 17.85 per cent on Monday, the highest since January 21.
On Monday, Delhi recorded 1,372 cases, six deaths and 1,927 recoveries. On Sunday, 2,423 cases, two deaths and 1,725 recoveries were seen.
As many as 16,187 Covid tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 10,451 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 5,736 rapid antigen tests, the health department's bulletin showed.
Over 5,500 patients are currently under home isolation and the total number of containment zones in the national capital stands at 253.
Amid the worrying pandemic situation in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that Covid cases are rising but most of them are mild and there is no need to panic.
"Covid cases are rising. We are keeping watch on it and whatever steps needed will be taken. But most cases are mild and there is no need for panic," Kejriwal told reporters.
Several schools in the national capital are stepping up their anti-Covid measures due to the rise in cases.
Health experts are of the view there is a need to reinforce Covid-appropriate behaviour, something which the elders and the younger cohort are not adhering to, a report by news agency PTI on Tuesday said.
As a result, school managements are bringing measures such as sending recorded lectures to students who are ill, allowing online classes for those in isolation and putting study tours on hold, the report added.
Meanwhile, authorities in Delhi vaccinated 19,170 beneficiaries against Covid in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative figure to 3,59,84,974, the health department's bulletin showed.
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