On Wednesday, Delhi had recorded 299 fresh cases of Covid-19, a rise of 97 cases from the previous day when the city saw 202 cases.
New Delhi: With the reports of 325 new Covid cases, highest number of cases in last 40 days, in Delhi on Thursday, positivity rate in the Capital recorded 2.39 per cent. Data released by the Delhi Health Department also witnessed 224 recoveries and zero deaths. On Wednesday, Delhi had recorded 299 fresh cases of Covid-19, a rise of 97 cases from the previous day when the city saw 202 cases. Till Thursday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi recorded 18,67,206 with 18,40,133 recoveries, 26,158 deaths, 915 active cases.
Though the figures are not as high as the peak of the pandemic, the uptick in the number of cases comes at a time when the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has removed the provisions of imposing fines on people for not wearing masks in public places. Now since cases are increasing in the city, the DDMA has decided to convene a meeting of concerned departments to discuss measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the city.
After clocking a dip as low as 71 cases on March 27, the single-day Covid figures gradually kept rising. On March 28, the city saw 90 cases, followed by 95 cases on March 29 and subsequently breached the 100-mark on March 30 when Delhi saw 123 Covid cases. For the next two days the figures remained at 113, 131 and 114 and on April 3, it fell to 85 while 82 cases of Covid were recorded on April 4.
However, from April 5, the cases once again started rising and on April 7, the city saw 176 fresh cases of Covid and since then, the figure has not gone below 100.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said, “There is no need to worry (about the slight uptick in Covid cases in Delhi). We are monitoring the scenario as of now. We will take measures and steps if any untoward situation arises.” Health Minister Satyendar Jain also assured that the government is keeping a “watchful eye” on the situation.