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Downward trend in Delhi’s Covid-19 positivity rate in last few days: Jain

The minister said due to the increased testing over the last 10 to 12 days, Delhi has been witnessing a “downward trend” in the Covid-19 positivity rate over the past two to three days.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2020, 14:25 IST
Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
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A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab samples from a MCD employee to test for Covid-19 infection, at Civic centre in New Delhi, on Friday.
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab samples from a MCD employee to test for Covid-19 infection, at Civic centre in New Delhi, on Friday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said there has been a downward trend in Covid-19 positivity rate in the national capital and it will lead to good results by next week.

“The positivity rate was 6.76 per cent on Friday. It has remained below 7 percent in the last two-three days. Last week, it was around 8 per cent,” he said.

The cumulative positivity rate has also dropped below 10 per cent for the first time, Jain said.

The minister said due to the increased testing over the last 10 to 12 days, Delhi has been witnessing a “downward trend” in the Covid-19 positivity rate over the past two to three days.

“It should lead to good results by next week,” he said.

On Friday, the city reported 4,127 new cases and 30 deaths. As many as 61,037 tests were conducted and the positivity rate stood at 6.76 per cent.

The cumulative positivity rate was 9.83 on Friday, down from 10.05 per cent on Tuesday.

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