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COVID-19 cases start rising again in Delhi

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As many as 373 fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded in Delhi while two people died due to the disease on Thursday, according to the health department’s bulletin.

The positivity rate has gone up to 1.85 per cent which shows the number of people that turn out to be positive for coronavirus in every lot of 100 that is tested. A total of 20,195 COVID-19 tests were carried out in the city the previous day.

On Wednesday, the national capital had recorded 368 COVID-19 cases and no death, while the positivity rate was 1.74 per cent.

However, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi decreased to 1,490 from 1,567 on Wednesday, the bulletin said.

As many as 1,048 patients are under home isolation, down from 1,131 the previous day while 81 patients have been admitted to hospitals.

The number of daily COVID-19 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 25 to 30% during the month.