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Delhi’s positivity rate nears 20 per cent amid spike in COVID cases, L-G says ‘pandemic far from over’

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The COVID-19 positivity rate in Delhi has jumped to 19.20 per cent, the health department said on Tuesday. The capital has reported 917 new cases, 1,566 recoveries, and three deaths in the last 24 hours.

On Monday, the city reported 1,227 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 14.57 per cent, while eight more people succumbed to the disease, according to official data.

As capital reported a spike in covid numbers and positivity rate, authorities have also reported a surge in hospitalisations and have warned people to follow Covid protocols including social distancing and wearing of masks.

Delhi Lieutenant governor (L-G) VK Saxena on Tuesday appealed to people to adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour and also said that the “pandemic is far from over”.

“We are witnessing a rise in COVID19 infections, consistently high positivity and cases of reinfection. It is essential that we realize 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,” he said in a tweet.

READ | ‘Ready to work with Centre to improve healthcare, education’: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

 



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