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Delhi sees 2,073 COVID cases with 37 per cent spike, five deaths in a day; positivity rate shoots up to 11.64%
Last Updated : 03 Aug 2022 11:29:33 PM IST


Delhi reported five coronavirus-related deaths along with 2,073 new cases on Wednesday as the positivity rate remained above 10 per cent for the third day in a row. At 11.64 per cent, it was the highest since January 24 when it was 11.79 per cent. With the fresh infections on Wednesday, the Covid case tally in the national capital rose to 19,60,172 while the number of deaths reached 26,321. A total of 17,815 tests were conducted the previous day to detect COVID-19, the health department data showed.

The positivity rate and daily Covid cases in the city have risen steadily in the last one week. Delhi had reported 1,506 Covid cases, and three deaths on Tuesday while the test positivity rate stood at 10.69 per cent. The day before, the positivity rate was 11.41 per cent.
The national capital had logged 1,891 cases on June 26.
Delhi recorded 1,263 COVID-19 cases on Sunday with a positivity rate of 9.35 per cent. A day before, the city logged 1,333 cases with a positivity rate of 8.39 per cent while three people died from the viral disease.
The city saw 1,245 Covid cases on Friday with a positivity rate of 7.36 per cent, and one death. It had recorded 1,128 cases on Thursday with a positivity rate of 6.56 per cent, while no death was reported.

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