The Kovid-19 positivity rate has rolled over the past one week in the national capital, falling from 8.65 percent on November 26 to 5 percent on December 2, even though during the same period, zone counts have steadily increased. For official figures.
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In this period, about 100 control zones have been added each day, to 5,772 on Wednesday.
In Delhi, 3,944 fresh Kovid-19 cases were registered on Wednesday, with an income of more than 5.78 lakh, while 82 new people reduced the toll to 9,342.
According to the latest bulletin released by the Delhi Health Department, these latest cases came from a record 78,949 tests conducted on Tuesday, including 36,370 RT-PCR tests, while the positivity rate fell to 5 percent.
This is the highest number of tests conducted in a single day to date and for the first time even more than 70,000 tests were conducted.
According to official data shared by Delhi’s Health Department, the positivity rate has been steadily falling since November 29, except for November 29, which rose marginally to 7.64 percent from 7.24 percent on 28 November.
The positivity rate was 8.65 percent on November 26 when 5,475 new cases were registered, and 8.51 percent on November 27 when 5,482 cases were reported.
On 30 November, the rate again decreased to 7.35 percent; 6.85 percent on 1 December and 5 percent as per data on 2 December.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Wednesday that the Kovid-19 positivity rate in the national capital is falling sharply and should go below the 5 percent level in the next few days.
However, in the past one week, the number of included areas has steadily increased, from 5,156 on 26 November and 5,772 on 2 December.
According to official figures, the number of intervention days were 5,229 (27 November), 5,331 (28 November), 5,441 (29 November), 5,552 (30 November) and 5,669 (1 December).
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When asked about the increase in the count of planning areas, Jain said, as per government policy, any place where three or more cases are reported are converted to regression zones.
“It is our effort to spread the virus and therefore the numbers are increasing, and thus not a concern,” he said, adding that the rapidly falling positivity rate is a “satisfactory” trend.
Jain had stated that since the beginning of November, the positivity rate was 15.26 percent. There has been a decrease of about 55 percent since November.
Eighty-two deaths were recorded on Wednesday, pushing the toll in the national capital.
On Wednesday, active cases decreased from 31,769 to 30,302 on Tuesday.
Wednesday’s health bulletin said that the total number of cases has gone up to 5,78,324, while the recovery rate is over 93 percent.
The largest single-day spike so far – 8,593 cases – was reported on 11 November.
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