Delhi logs 72 COVID-19 cases, positivity rate 3.95 pc

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 19-03-2023 22:23 IST | Created: 19-03-2023 22:23 IST
Delhi logs 72 COVID-19 cases, positivity rate 3.95 pc
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Delhi logged 72 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 3.95 per cent on Sunday, according to data shared by the Health department.

The city has seen an increase in the number of fresh Covid cases over the last few days, amid a sharp rise in H3N2 influenza cases in the country.

The capital had on Saturday recorded 58 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 3.52 per cent.

The city registered 38 cases with a positivity rate of 3.13 per cent on Friday and 32 cases with a positivity rate of 2.25 per cent on Thursday.

The number of fresh cases had dropped to zero on January 16, the first time since the pandemic began ravaging countries.

With the fresh cases, the national capital's COVID-19 case tally has risen to 2,007,970 while the death toll stands at 26,523.

A total of 1,824 tests were conducted the previous day. Only 14 of the 7,984 beds are occupied in dedicated COVID-19 hospitals while 130 patients are in home isolation. The number of active cases in the national capital currently stands at 209.

Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj had on Friday said there are not many influenza cases in Delhi hospitals and the situation is being monitored closely.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that the rise in influenza cases is due to the Influenza A subtype H3N2 virus.

The H3N2 virus is leading to more hospitalisations than other subtypes. The symptoms include a runny nose, persistent cough and fever.

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