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Downward trend in Delhi’s COVID-19 positivity rate in last few days: Satyendar Jain

Rapid antigen test of Covid-19 virus in progress near a testing van in New Delhi on Saturday, September 19, 2020   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said there has been a downward trend in the COVID-19 positivity rate in the national capital and it will lead to good results by next week.

“The positivity rate was 6.76% on Friday. It has remained below 7% in the last two-three days. Last week, it was around 8%,” he said.

The cumulative positivity rate has also dropped below 10 per cent for the first time, Mr. Jain said.

The minister said due to the increased testing over the last 10 to 12 days, Delhi has been witnessing a “downward trend” in the COVID-19 positivity rate over the past two to three days.

“It should lead to good results by next week,” he said.

On Friday, the city reported 4,127 new cases and 30 deaths. As many as 61,037 tests were conducted and the positivity rate stood at 6.76%.

The cumulative positivity rate was 9.83 on Friday, down from 10.05 per cent on Tuesday.

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