Delhi sees 509 new Covid cases in 24 hours, positivity rate jumps to 26 pct | Indiablooms
New Delhi/IBNS: The national capital Wednesday reported 509 fresh Covid-19 cases with the positivity rate spiking up to 26 per cent from 15.64 per cent a day before.
Delhi has witnessed an increase in the number of fresh Covid cases over the last few days amid a sharp increase in the figure of H3N2 influenza cases in the country.
The number of fresh cases had seen a decline over the last few months in Delhi and it had dropped to zero on Jan 16, which was the first since the pandemic broke.
A total of 4,435 fresh Covid infections were reported across the country in the last 24 hours, which was a significant jump from Tuesday’s tally of 3038 cases, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.
This is the highest single-day rise in India in the last nearly six months, the ministry said.
India’s active Covid caseload currently stands at 23,091 with a daily positivity rate of 3.38 per cent, it said.
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