Delhi reports 2,726 new Covid cases today, 25% higher than yesterday; highest in 7 months
Delhi reported 2,726 fresh coronavirus cases and six fatalities on Thursday, according to data shared by the health department here. The positivity rate stood at 14.38 per cent in the national capital, data showed. This is the ninth consecutive day when the capital logged more than 2,000 cases in a day.
The city on Wednesday had reported eight fatalities due to the coronavirus infection, the highest in nearly 180 days, and 2,146 cases with a positivity rate of 17.83 per cent. The national capital on February 13 recorded 12 deaths due to the viral disease.
On Tuesday, Delhi reported 2,495 coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 15.41 per cent and seven fatalities.
The national capital saw 1,372 infections and six deaths on Sunday as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 per cent, the highest since January 21. On January 21, the positivity rate had stood at 18.04 per cent.
The fresh cases on Thursday came out of 18,960 COVID-19 tests, according to the latest health bulletin. With the fresh cases and fatalities, Delhi's infection count increased to 19,78,266 and the death toll rose to 26,357, it said.
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