Delhi sees a positivity rate of 14.57 percent


Posted on 16 August 2022


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Authorities cautioned on Tuesday that hospitalizations are increasing in Delhi as the city experiences an increase in coronavirus cases and urged people to wear masks and other COVID-19 precautions. "We are witnessing a rise in COVID-19 infections, consistently high positivity and cases of reinfection. It is essential that we realise that the pandemic is far from over. I appeal to all to strictly adhere to COVID Appropriate Behaviour. We cannot afford to let our guards down," Delhi's Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena tweeted. According to data released by the health department, Delhi recorded 1,227 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, with a positivity rate of 14.57% and eight deaths. Prior to this, the city recorded more than 2,000 instances every day for a period of 12 days. On Sunday, the capital recorded 2,162 COVID-19 instances and five fatalities, while the day before that, it recorded 2,031 cases and nine fatalities. In Delhi, there were 10 fatalities on Friday, the most in six months, and there were 2,136 cases with a positivity rate of 15.02 percent.


Key Points

  • Authorities cautioned on Tuesday that hospitalizations are increasing in Delhi as the city experiences an increase in coronavirus cases and urged people to wear masks and other COVID-19 precautions.

  • "We are witnessing a rise in COVID-19 infections, consistently high positivity and cases of reinfection. It is essential that we realise that the pandemic is far from over. I appeal to all to strictly adhere to COVID Appropriate Behaviour. We cannot afford to let our guards down," Delhi's Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena tweeted. 


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