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Positivity rate down from 6.7% to 5.2% over past 2 weeks, active cases also dip

Written by Astha Saxena
| New Delhi |

October 3, 2020 2:10:58 am


Folks queue up exterior a Covid19 testing van in New Delhi (The Press Reporter photograph/Praveen Khanna)

Over the previous two weeks, the positivity fee of Covid-19 circumstances in Delhi has come down barely from round 6.7% to five.2% until Friday night. The variety of lively circumstances within the metropolis has additionally dipped to 26,000 circumstances, after peaking at round 32,000 a couple of weeks again.

On Friday, Delhi recorded 2,920 new circumstances of Covid-19 and 37 deaths within the final 24 hours, taking the whole tally to 2,85,672 and the dying toll to five,438. The day by day positivity fee reached 5.19% — lowest in final two weeks.

Well being Minister Satyendar Jain had lately mentioned, “Wherever circumstances had been reported, now there’s a slowdown.”

On September 18, the day by day positivity fee was recorded at 6.76% when the authorities had examined 61,037 individuals, with the variety of lively circumstances additionally touching 32,250. Between September 18 and October 2, the variety of lively circumstances and positivity fee has seen a gradual decline.

“It’s undoubtedly a great signal however we have to observe for a couple of extra days,” mentioned Dr Mahesh Verma, chief of the Delhi authorities’s skilled committee fashioned to evaluate the Covid-19 state of affairs in Delhi.

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