Delhi records 289 fresh Covid-19 cases

Wed 03 May 2023, 01:25:15
Delhi on Tuesday recorded 289 fresh Covid cases.

According to the health department bulletin, the positivity rate stood at 9.74 percent along with a fatality in Delhi. With the fresh cases and fatalities, the national capital's case count climbed to 20,39,270 and the death toll rose to 26,633, it bulletin said.

The fresh cases emerged from 2,968 tests conducted the previous day, it said. Just a day earlier, Delhi reported 259 fresh coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 14.3 percent,

and two deaths related due to the disease. Delhi on Sunday saw 405 coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 11.2 percent and three Covid-related deaths.

On April 11, mock drills were conducted in Delhi hospitals to ascertain their preparedness to deal with any eventuality. Medical experts have said Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.16 could be driving the surge in cases in the city. However, they have maintained that there is no need to panic and people should follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and get their booster shots.
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