Delhi reported 3,194 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday and another death, 17% higher than the previous day. On Saturday, the national capital recorded 2,716 fresh cases. The test positivity rate was recorded at 4.59 per cent.
On the day of New Year, the national capital also logged one Covid related death.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said though the capital is witnessing a sharp spike in the number of daily cases and active cases of coronavirus, there is no need to panic as most patients are asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms and do not need hospitalisation.
He presented data to show that despite an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, oxygen bed occupancy is less than one per cent in hospitals and is very low as compared to the deadly second wave of coronavirus in April last year.
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