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Delhi sees over 21,000 new COVID-19 cases & 23 deaths, positivity rate at 25.65%

By Priyanka Verma 
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Delhi sees over 21,000 new COVID-19 cases & 23 deaths, positivity rate at 25.65%

New Delhi: The national capital Delhi on Tuesday logged 21,259 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.This takes the total tally of active cases to 74,881. The positivity rate in the city also rose to 25.65%.

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The city also recorded 23 Covid related deaths in the past twenty four hours.The city had recorded 19,166 cases and 17 deaths on Monday.

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12,161 people recovered in the city in the past twenty four hours and 82,884 tests have been conducted in the same time period.

The Delhi government on Tuesday directed all private offices to follow work from home. This directive however, does not apply on offices with exempted category .The private offices had been operating with 50% work force till now, they have now been asked to follow the practice of work from home. An order issued by Delhi Disaster Management Authority also directed for closing of restaurants and bars in the city.

However, restaurants have been allowed home delivery and take away food items. Government offices in the national capital are also currently working with 50 attendance.

Earlier today Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said,“Don’t worry, we will not impose lockdown…At the DDMA meet we requested central government officials to cover the entire NCR for restrictions, they assured us on the same. ”The chief minister further added, “We are expecting that the city would report somewhere around 20,000-22,000 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi. The positivity rate has been around 24-25 percent for the past two days. We are enforcing strict restrictions like night curfew in Delhi out of compulsion.”

CM Kejriwal further said that most of the COVID-19 cases in Delhi during the third wave are either asymptomatic or are experiencing very mild symptoms as compared to the second wave of the pandemic, which was led by the Delta variant of the virus.

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