Delhi records 370 new Covid-19 cases, highest since January 14

This is the highest number of infections recorded since January 14 when the city had recorded 340 infections, according to a report

Delhi recorded 370 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday taking the tally to 642,030. The Capital recorded a spike of 50 cases compared to the 320 cases recorded on Tuesday. The city recorded 3 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 10,931.

This is the highest number of infections recorded since January 14 when the city had recorded 340 infections. Delhi had reported 279 cases on Monday and had reported more than 300 cases on March 5 and March 6.

Delhi conducted 71,153 tests on Sunday out of which more than 45,000 tests were RT-PCR, CBNAAT and TrueNat, tests which are considered to be more accurate. The number of tests rose by 4,409 compared to the 66,744 tests carried out on Tuesday. The positivity rate stood at 0.52% recording a marginal rise while the case fatality ratio stood at 1.70%.

Delhi also recorded a rise in the number of active cases. It currently has 1,900 active cases, which is a rise from the 1,812 cases recorded on Tuesday. The containment zones in the city also remained above 500, according to the Covid-19 bulletin. A total of 982 patients remained in home isolation while 279 people recovered from Covid-19 taking the tally of the recovered to 629,199.

Delhi health authorities have said that the sudden rise in cases can be attributed to the flouting of Covid-19 norms. The government has asked people to adhere to Covid-19 preventative measures to stop the spread of the disease. Delhi along with seven other states has been warned by the Union health ministry which said that it falls among states and Union Territories contributing to the daily cases recorded nationwide. The city has been asked to test more and increase the pace of vaccination by the Centre on Monday.

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