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Delhi logs 2,419 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

BY ANI, Aug 5, 2022 6:55 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Delhi saw an uptick in the new COVID cases (Photo : ANI)

The national capital saw an uptick in the new COVID cases as the city reported 2,419 fresh infections in the last 24 hours with the case positivity rate nearing the 13 per cent mark, as per a bulletin by the Delhi Health Department on Friday.

This is the highest number of COVID cases reported in the last six months. The positivity rate is the highest in six and a half months.

The city had reported 2,668 cases on February 3 earlier this year while the positivity rate was 13.32 per cent on January 23. The city logged 2,202 new COVID cases on Thursday with a positivity rate of 11.84 per cent. With this, the active cases rose to 6,876.

As many as 1,716 COVID patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries in the city to 19,31,590. Two patients succumbed to the virus during this period. The death toll in the city is 26,327.

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