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Delhi records over 13K fresh Covid-19 cases, deaths fall below 300

Delhi records over 13K fresh Covid-19 cases, deaths fall below 300
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Delhi on Sunday recorded 13,336 fresh cases of coronavirus disease, pushing the cumulative tally to 1,323,567 as chief minister Arvind Kejriwal extended the lockdown by another week.

The national capital's daily death count also fell below 300 on Sunday after 273 fatalities were recorded, the health bulletin showed. A total of 19,344 people have succumbed to the viral disease so far, the bulletin stated.

The positivity rate - the proportion of samples that turn positive among all tests conducted - also dipped to 21.67 per cent on Sunday, a sharp decline from 35 per cent recorded last month, indicating reduced spread of the disease among people in Delhi. The national capital's positivity rate rose to its highest at over 35% two weeks back on April 26 but has gradually come down afterward.

Authorities on Sunday carried out 61,552 tests, out of which 49,787 were RT-PCR and 11,765 were rapid antigen tests.

On Sunday, Delhi's active cases dipped slightly to 86,232 from 87,907 recorded a day earlier. Among the infected, 52,263 people are recovering from the disease in home isolation.

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