Relief as Delhi sees drop in Covid positivity rate

This is the second consecutive day Delhi’s daily positivity rate remained below 5 percent. The WHO recommends that areas below 5 percent for a two-week period for an infection cab be considered under control…reports Asian Lite News.

Delhi reported around 2,200 fresh Covid cases and a daily positivity rate of 3.5 percent in the last 24 hours, giving relief to the people in the national capital who have been fighting the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The daily positivity rate, crucial to assess the spread of coronavirus in the area, was on Friday reported below the 5 percent mark (4.74%) and continued to slow down to 3.5 percent, the lowest since March 31 when it was 2.71 percent.

Addressing a digital press conference on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Covid cases have come down to around 2,200 and the daily positivity rate to 3.5 percent in Delhi, but we need to keep following strict guidelines of Covid management. We have to do everything to protect the lives of people and to break the chain of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

This is the second consecutive day Delhi’s daily positivity rate remained below 5 percent. The WHO recommends that areas below 5 percent for a two-week period for an infection cab be considered under control.

Within 5 weeks of the lockdown, Delhi has seen Covid-19 daily cases steadily come down from a high of over 28,000 (April 22) to 2,200 on Saturday.

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