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Delhi reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate of 0.48 per cent

Delhi reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate of 0.48 per cent

It is also the 11th time the daily incidence count was below the 500-mark in January. (File) (file)

new Delhi:

340 fresh COVID-19 cases and four deaths were reported in Delhi on Thursday, with the daily fatalities dropping to single digits after several months, even as the positivity rate dropped to 0.48 percent.

It is also the eleventh time that the daily incidence count was below the 500-mark in January.

Officials said the infection in the city was over 6.31 lakh and the death toll reached 10,722.

Eleven COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Wednesday.

This month, 585 cases were reported on 1 January and 494 on 2 January; 424 on 3 January; 384 on 4 January, and 442 on 5 January; 654 on 6 January; 486 on 7 January and 444 on 8 January; 519 on 9 January and 399 on 10 January; 306 on 11 January and 386 on 12 January and 357 on 13 January.

On Thursday, active cases declined to 2,937 from 2,991 the previous day, while the positivity rate dropped to 0.48 percent.

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Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain had earlier said that the positivity rate was below one percent for the last several days, indicating an improvement in the epidemic situation here.

On 29 and 30 December, the city registered 703 and 677 cases respectively. 31,574 cases were reported in December.

According to the latest bulletin released by the Delhi Health Department, in these 340 new cases 71,325 trials conducted on the previous day included 39,226 RT-PCR tests and 32,099 rapid antigen tests.

The bulletin said that the total number of cases has increased to 6,31,589.

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