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Covid-19: Delhi’s positivity rate rises above 30%, Bengaluru reports more than 20,000 cases

Delhi on Friday reported 24,383 new cases of Covid-19, while 34 patients died due to the disease in the last 24 hours, government data showed.

The number of cases were less than Thursday’s all-time high tally of 28,867 infections. However, 79,578 tests were conducted on Friday, as compared to 98,832 on Thursday. In fact, the test positivity rate rose to 30.64 % from 29.21% on Friday.

The number of active cases stood at 92,273, of which 2,529 patients were admitted in Delhi hospitals. As many as 815 patients were on oxygen support, of which 85 were also on ventilation, according to the government data.

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Despite the high number of daily cases in the city, the authorities have maintained that it is not a matter of grave concern. On Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reiterated the government’s stance on the matter while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to launch a new fleet of buses.

“The cases are rising at a rapid pace…There are no two ways about it,” he said. “The Omicron variant is quite transmissible and infectious. But there is no need to panic…We have made all the preparations and there is no shortage of…

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