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COVID-19 in Delhi (PTI)
COVID-19 in Delhi (PTI)

Delhi: 128 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hours

  • At least 128 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Delhi, according to the official data
  • The number of people under home isolation as on Monday was 471, it said

At least 128 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Delhi, according to the official data. With this the active cases in the national capital rose to 10,901. The positivity rate stood at 0.30%, according to the official statement.

At least 42,242 tests — 31,234 RT-PCR tests and 11,008 rapid antigen tests — conducted the previous day, the Delhi government said.

The number of people under home isolation as on Monday was 471, it said.

With one more person succumbing to the disease, the authorities said, the overall death toll rose to 10,901, the authorities said. A total of 6,26,086 people have recovered so far in the capital.

Lt Governor Anil Baijal Monday directed officials to launch cluster-based genome sequencing testing in Delhi as authorities and experts discussed new coronavirus variants at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, official sources told PTI.

Official sources said the lieutenant governor was told at the DDMA meeting that the newly-identified Indian mutants are reportedly "highly contagious" and that experts viewed it as a "major cause of concern," news agency PTI reported.

The active COVID-19 cases in India increased for the fifth straight day and crossed 1.5-lakh mark again after a gap of 17 days, according to the data released by union ministry of health and family welfare. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 1.10 crore on Monday.

At least 14,199 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday.

The deadly virus killed 83 people, taking the death toll to 1,56,385.

the surge in active cases is due to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh reporting a spike in the daily infections, union ministry of health and family welfare said.

People coming to Madhya Pradesh from Maharashtra will be subjected to thermal screening, government officials said in Bhopal.

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