Delhi’s Covid positivity rate crosses 15%, 7 fatalities reported
Delhi is seeing rise in Covid positive cases with the health department data shared on Tuesday said 2,495 new coronavirus cases were reported in the city. According to the official data, positivity rate was 15.41 per cent and seven people died.
The figures are of August 7 (Sunday) as the government did not release the daily health bulletin on Monday.
On January 21, the positivity rate stood at 18.04 per cent.
Following the development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said there is no need to panic over the latest rise in Covid-19 cases and necessary action will be taken to bring the situation under control.
Health experts are giving multiple reasons for rising Covid cases.
“There are a number of reasons cumulatively resulting in an increasing number of cases. For instance, the genomic sequencing of positive samples is relatively reduced now, so the vigilance on circulating variants has decreased,” Director of Star Imaging and Path Lab, Dr Sameer Bhati told ANI
“Moreover, the known circulating Omicron subvariants are said to have an immune escape mechanism. Especially in comorbid patients, immunity seems to be low irrespective of the vaccination and even many young people have also avoided their booster doses while the Covid appropriate behaviour is followed the least,” he added.