New Delhi: Registering a hike in the number of positive cases, the national capital reported 733 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 19.93 per cent, according to a daily bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department on Friday (April 7). According to the bulletin, the total number of tests conducted were 3678, with a positivity rate of 19.93 per cent.
A total of 4,08,09,404 Covid tests have been conducted so far. Delhi recorded 606 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, according to the health department data on Thursday.
The positivity rate then was 16.98 per cent coming down slightly from 26.54 per cent on Wednesday.
According to the health department, one death was also reported but the primary cause of death is not Covid.
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On April 5, the national capital reported 509 new Covid cases with a positivity rate of 26.54 per cent, according to a daily bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department on Wednesday.
It stated further that 424 Covid patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,83,736.
On April 4, Delhi reported 521 Covid cases, however, the positivity rate was 15.64 per cent.
Earlier on Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the national capital is fully prepared to handle the spread of coronavirus and added that wearing face masks has not been made mandatory as yet.
CM Kejriwal had said after chairing a meeting of senior officials to review the Covid-19 preparations in the city.
Addressing the media here, CM Kejriwal said that the Delhi government is monitoring the Covid-19 situation and is prepared to face any eventuality. He noted that Delhi has seen an increase in Covid -19 cases in the last 15 days but there is no need to worry now.
There is no need to worry right now but we are taking the necessary steps on time. Till now three deaths have been confirmed, two deaths on Wednesday and one death before that, the CM said adding that these deaths could probably be due to comorbidities and COVID-19 incidentals.
CM Kejriwal’s meeting came against the backdrop of a spurt in coronavirus cases in the city over the past two weeks.
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