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Showing an alarming rise, the COVID positivity rate in Delhi currently stands at 19.20%, city health authorities data showed. The fresh cases came out of 4,775 tests that were conducted the day before. 

The National Capital saw 917 COVID-19 cases and three deaths today, and with this, the total number of cases went up to 19,86,739 and the death toll to 26,392. 

On Monday, the city logged 1,227 cases with a positivity rate of 14.57%, while eight more people died due to the disease.

Before this, the city logged more than 2,000 cases daily for 12 consecutive days. But what is more concerning is the high mortality rate. 

Delhi on Sunday reported 2,162 cases with a positivity rate of 12.64 per cent and five fatalities.

On Saturday, it logged nine deaths due to COVID-19 and 2,031 cases with a positivity rate of 12.34 per cent.

On Friday, it saw 10 deaths, the highest in six months, and 2,136 cases with a positivity rate of 15.02 per cent.

The national capital recorded 12 deaths due to COVID-19 on February 13.

Delhi on Thursday reported 2,726 fresh cases, the highest in nearly six-and-a-half months, and six fatalities due to the viral disease, while the positivity rate stood at 14.38 per cent.

On Wednesday, it saw eight fatalities and 2,146 cases with a positivity rate of 17.83 per cent. On Tuesday, the city recorded 2,495 cases with a positivity rate of 15.41 per cent and seven fatalities.

(With inputs from agencies)

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