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Mask Up Delhi! City Reports Highest Single Day Rise in COVID-19 Cases Since February: TOP POINTS

The number of COVID-19 patients under home isolation across Delhi has seen an over six-fold jump from 11 to 24 April, according to official data.

Updated: April 26, 2022 9:44 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Tahir Qureshi

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Rs 500 fine will be levied for not wearing masks in Chennai (Representational Image, File Photo)

New Delhi: Delhi on Tuesday reported 1204 new COVID-19 cases, 863 recoveries, and one death in the last 24 hours while the active caseload is 4508 whereas. On Monday, the National Capital had registered over 1000 cases of Covid-19 for the fourth day in a row, thus making it 1000 plus cases for February 10.

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The number of COVID-19 patients under home isolation across Delhi has seen an over six-fold jump from 11 to 24 April, according to official data.

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Meanwhile, Delhi’s R-Value crossed 2 this week, showing an IIT study.

The R-value, which indicates the spread of COVID-19, was recorded at 2.1 in Delhi this week, according to an analysis by IIT-Madras. It means that every infected person is infecting two others in the national capital. The ‘R’ or reproductive value indicates the number of people an infected person can spread the disease to, and a pandemic is considered to end if this value goes below one.

Amid the rising COVID cases in Delhi, an analysis of the district-wise breakup of cases revealed that South Delhi is the worst affected district as it adds every second infection to the city’s tally.

South Delhi, which comprises South and South East districts, has been recording a maximum number of coronavirus cases.

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  1. On Tuesday, Delhi saw sees biggest spike since February with 1204 fresh COVID Cases.
  2. Last week, the Delhi government issued an order directing authorities to impose a fine of Rs 500 on people not wearing masks at public places in the wake of rising COVID cases.
  3. The decision to bring back the mask mandate at public places and impose the fine on violators came at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which devises Covid management policies for the national capital.
  4. The city health department said that from Thursday, Delhi has started providing free COVID-19 precautionary doses to beneficiaries in the 18-59 age group at government vaccination centres.
  5. Delhi on Monday reported 1,011 fresh COVID-19 cases and one death, while the positivity rate rose to 6.42 per cent, according to the health department.

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Published Date: April 26, 2022 9:11 PM IST

Updated Date: April 26, 2022 9:44 PM IST