Corona rising in Delhi: 461 new cases, two patients died in the last 24 hours; Positivity rate increased to 5.33%

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Corona cases are increasing in Delhi. 461 new cases were registered on Saturday. This is the highest number of cases in the last 48 days. Earlier on February 27, 484 cases were registered. The positivity rate in the capital has increased to 5.33%. Two patients died of corona in the last 24 hours. This is the first time since March 15 that more than one person has died in Delhi.

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Delhi government may impose restrictions
Sources say that in the next few days, if the positivity rate remains more than 5%, then the government can impose restrictions. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is scheduled to hold a meeting on Wednesday to review the COVID-19 situation in the city. In this, an important decision can be taken regarding the prevention of corona.

signs of new wave of corona
Delhiites say that the rising cases may be a sign of the arrival of a new wave of corona. On the other hand, doctors say that even though the infection is increasing, it will not be as serious as the previous waves. Former Dean of AIIMS, Dr NK Mehra said that people should take measures to protect themselves from corona like wearing masks in public places, washing hands, taking care of cleanliness etc.

Cases increasing in Delhi since the beginning of April
Corona cases have been increasing in Delhi since the beginning of April, but only a few people have needed to be hospitalized. According to government data, there are a total of 9,735 beds for Kovid-19 in Delhi. Of them, currently only 59 (0.61%) are admitted. This includes 29 positive cases and 30 suspected cases.

The positivity rate increased to above 5% in the last 1 week
Earlier, 366 cases of corona were registered in Delhi on Thursday, while the positivity rate stood at 3.95%. At the same time, 325 cases of corona were registered on Friday, while the positivity rate was 2.39%. In the last 1 week, the positivity rate has increased to above 5 percent.

28,867 cases were registered in Delhi on 13 January
Delhi recorded its first case of Kovid-19 in March 2020. Last year, the city witnessed a second wave in April-May. At the same time, the third wave reached its peak earlier this year and on January 13, 28,867 cases were registered in Delhi. The positivity rate had risen to 30.6% on January 14, the highest in the third wave.

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