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Delhi on high alert as Covid positivity rate shoots up to 26.6%

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With the positivity rate for Covid shooting up to 26.6% in Delhi, the authorities have asked all those with flu-like symptoms to put on masks and avoid going out.

The positivity rate indicates the number of persons confirmed with Covid infections in every batch of 100 people being tested and a high positivity rate means that the disease is spreading fast.

Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said the number of cases is expected to rise in the coming days as Delhi is a very densely populated city.

All districts in the national capital have now come in the “Red Zone” with a high positivity rate.

As many as 484 fresh coronavirus cases were reported on Monday out of the 1,821 tests that were carried out on the previous day. The number of tests carried out on Sunday is usually lower. After the tests carried out on Saturday as many as 799 fresh Covid cases were reported on Sunday and three deaths were recorded due to the disease.