2,419 Covid cases in city, highest in 6 months

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2,419 Covid cases in city, highest in 6 months

Saturday, 06 August 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The national Capital on Friday recorded 2,419 Covid cases, the highest in six months, with a positivity rate of 12.95 per cent, while two more people died due to the disease, according to the Health Department data.

  It was the third consecutive day that the daily count of Covid-19 cases crossed the 2,000-mark in the city.

Delhi on Thursday recorded 2,202 Covid cases, with a positivity rate of 11.84 per cent, while four more people died due to the disease.

Also, this was the fourth day in a row that the positivity rate breached the 10-per cent mark.

The fresh cases came out of 18,685 Covid tests conducted in the city on Thursday.

With the fresh infections on Friday, the Coronavirus case tally in the national Capital rose to 19,64,793, while the death toll reached 26,327.

Delhi has reported a few cases of the BA.4 and the BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron, which are highly transmissible.

The number of daily Coronavirus cases in Delhi had touched the record high of 28,867 on January 13 this year during the third wave of the pandemic. The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic.

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