Delhi COVID-19 Update: Deaths Remain Constant, Coronavirus Positivity Rate Drops

The active number of cases in the city has now crossed 75k, which has increased the chances of transmission even more. Read our Delhi COVID-19 update to know more about the death rate, & COVID-19 positivity rate.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jan 20, 2022 11:36 IST
Delhi COVID-19 Update: Deaths Remain Constant, Coronavirus Positivity Rate Drops
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On Wednesday, Delhi reported 13,785 new Covid-19 cases and 35 deaths, up from the daily total of infections on Tuesday. The active number of cases in the city was 75,282, with 16,580 people recovering from the virus. On Wednesday, the city's positivity rate was 23.86 percent.

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With more tests conducted in Delhi, the positivity rate (the proportion of samples tested that return positive) increased by 1.39 percentage points to 23.86 percent. Officials said on Wednesday that, in response to the Centre's directive to states and union territories to increase Covid testing, all districts in Delhi have been given targets based on the number of active cases to increase the number of tests.

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Satyendar Jain, the Delhi Health Minister, stated that it was not the time to relax restrictions. "The numbers have decreased from 30% to 22-24%; they have decreased, but not to the point where we can open up everything." Hopefully, the numbers will fall as quickly as they rose. However, we must wait and see."

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