Delhi reports 11486 new Covid-19 cases


Posted on 22 January 2022


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COVID-19 claimed the lives of 45 people in Delhi in the previous 24 hours, the largest number of deaths in a single day since June 5, when 68 people died. The city recorded 11,486 occurrences, which is 7% more than the previous day's total (10,756). The increase in instances is due to an increase in the number of tests performed every day, which went from 59,629 to 70,226. However, the positivity rate has nearly halved in a week, from 30.64 percent on January 15 to 16.36 percent today. With the new instances, the overall number of people infected in the national capital has climbed to 17,82,514 and the number of people who have died has risen to 25,586. On Friday, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal rejected a request by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to suspend the weekend curfew and operate shops on an odd-even basis till the epidemic situation improves. He did, however, agree to the Delhi government's request that private offices be allowed to have 50% attendance.


Key Points


  • COVID-19 claimed the lives of 45 people in Delhi in the previous 24 hours, the largest number of deaths in a single day since June 5, when 68 people died.

  • However, the positivity rate has nearly halved in a week, from 30.64 percent on January 15 to 16.36 percent today.


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