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Delhi Logs 27,561 New Covid Cases, 40 Deaths; Positivity Rate At 26.22%

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Wednesday said restrictions in the national capital will be lifted if Covid-19 cases decrease in the next 2-3 days.

Delhi Logs 27,561 New Covid Cases, 40 Deaths; Positivity Rate At 26.22%
The study also found viable coronavirus in air that could infect living cells, and these viruses could spread over a long range of distance. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Delhi on Wednesday reported 27,561 new cases of Covid-19 and 40 deaths. The positivity rate in the city stands at 26.22 per cent. On Tuesday, the city had recorded 21,259 Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths.

India recorded 1,94,720 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 15.9% higher than yesterday. Also, 165 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide toll to 4,84,378. Meanwhile, the country’s Omicron tally stands at 4,868. Not just India, countries across the world are witnessing an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Wednesday said restrictions in the national capital will be lifted if Covid-19 cases decrease in the next 2-3 days. The city on Wednesday recorded no fresh Omicron cases, keeping the total number of detected cases so far at 546, which is the third-highest tally in the country after Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said there will be no lockdown in the national capital and all restrictions will be gradually lifted as and when the cases and fatality rate decrease.

Karnataka reported 21,390 new cases, 1541 recoveries and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases 93,099. Mumbai reported 16,420 new Covid-19 cases, about 41 per cent more than Tuesday; death count grows by seven. Kerala reports 12,742 new cases, highest since October 2021.

Stating that India has noted a sharp surge in Covid-19 cases with active infections crossing 9.5 lakh on Wednesday, the health ministry said the case positivity rate rose from 1.1 per cent on December 30 to 11.05 per cent on January 12. India recorded 1,94,720 fresh Covid-19 cases and 442 deaths in the 24 hours ending 8 am Wednesday. The active cases mounted to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days. The daily positivity rate increased to 11.05 per cent.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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