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Delhi Logs Nearly 1,800 New Covid Cases; Positivity Rate At 8.18%

This is the third consecutive day that Delhi has recorded over 1,300 cases in a day.

A health worker collects sample for Covid testing in Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Delhi reported 1,797 coronavirus cases and one fatality due to the infection, while the positivity rate rose to 8.18 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here on Friday. This is the third consecutive day that Delhi has recorded over 1,300 cases in a day.

The capital has logged more than 1,000 daily cases for the fourth day on the trot. With the fresh cases, Delhi’s tally of Covid-19 cases increased to 19,19,025 while the death toll rose to 26,226, the department said in its latest bulletin.

India reported a single-day rise of 12,847 coronavirus infections, taking the overall tally of cases to 4,32,70,577, while active cases also went up by over 4,800, according to the Union Health Ministry data issued on Friday. The data updated at 8 am also recorded 14 fresh fatalities, pushing the overall death figure to 5,24,817. 

The active cases now constitute 0.15 per cent of the total infections, while the country’s Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.64 per cent, the health ministry said. The case fatality rate was 1.21 per cent.  An increase of 4,848 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. 

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.47 per cent, and the weekly positivity rate at 2.41 per cent, according to the health ministry.  The number of people who have recovered from the disease rose to 4,26,82,697.

On the vaccination front, according to the ministry cumulatively 195.84 doses of the Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far. India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020. It went past the four-crore mark on January 25 this year.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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