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Covid-19: Delhi’s worst over, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday claimed the number of coronavirus cases will decline in the coming days as experts had told him that Delhi had passed the peak of the second wave.

Speaking at an event, Kejriwal said that from July 1 to August 17, coronavirus cases were in control, after that experts observed the spike in Covid-19 cases and reached 4,500 new Covid-19 cases on September 17, but now, the cases are coming down. Experts believe the coronavirus second wave which had hit Delhi hard has weakened and will further weaken in the next few days, he said.

The Delhi CM said that with the help of the Central government, NGOs, and Delhiites, the coronavirus cases are in control in the capital. He thanked the people for being so strong during this hard time.

Kejriwal also said that the daily testing of samples for Covid-19 has been increased in the national capital to 60,000 from the earlier 20,000 a day mark. Speaking about a high-level virtual meeting to review Covid-19 management with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chief minister said that it was fruitful.

On Wednesday, Delhi’s recorded Covid-19 cases are at 2,56,789, including 2,20,866 recoveries and 5,087 deaths, according to the state health department.

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Since the last week of August, there has been a resurgence of Covid-19 infections in the city. However, for the last four days, the number of daily cases has been below the 4,000 marks, indicating a drop in the spread. The daily average test positivity rate for the infection too has dropped to 6.89 percent in the seven days ending Wednesday, from 7.18 percent recorded over the seven days before that. On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 3,714 new Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths in the 24 hours.

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