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Delhi Records 20,718 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Positivity Rate Remains Over 30%

This is lower than Friday's count which stood at 24,383. However, with reduced number of tests, the positivity rate maintains a status quo at 30.64 per cent and the number of deaths still remain in double figures

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Delhi on Saturday reported 20,718 fresh Covid-19 cases. This is lower than Friday's count which stood at 24,383. A total of 30 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

However, according to the daily bulletin of the Delhi Government, 67,624 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours which is the lowest number of tests in the capital since January 4. With reduced number of tests, the positivity rate maintains a status quo at 30.64 per cent. The positivity rate on Friday was also 30.64 per cent.

On Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there was no need to panic. He urged people to act responsibly and assured them about the government's preparations.

"There is no need to panic. Cases are rising fast. The Omicron variant is quite transmissible and infectious," Kejriwal told reporters at an event on Friday.

He underlined that even though the cases may be rising, the hospitalisation rate and deaths are quite low.

Meanwhile, the government on Friday also clarified that both the night curfew and the weekend curfew will remain in force in the capital in view of surging Covid cases till further orders.