Delhi records over 20,000 new cases; highest since May 2

Records seven fatalities

Delhi records over 20,000 new cases; highest since May 2

A health worker takes swabs samples from a woman to conduct Covid-19 test amid concern over a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India, in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI file photo

New Delhi, January 8

Delhi recorded 20,181 new Covid-19 infections, an official said—the city’s highest tally since May 2, when the devastating delta led to a surge in cases and fatalities.

The city’s positivity rate stood at 19.6 per cent. Seven fatalities were recorded on Saturday, a health bulletin said.

This tallies with a corresponding rise in Covid-19 cases in the city, driven this time by  Omicron, a highly transmissible variant of Covid-19.

—     Agencies

 

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