Delhi registers marginal increase in coronavirus cases, Kejriwal claims doubling of test

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CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image: Twitter/ANI)
CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there has been a marginal increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi and as a precautionary measure, the testing rate in the national capital will be doubled.

He re-affirmed that there is no change in the government's primary strategy to contain the Covid outbreak - to test and isolate. Mr. Chief Minister declared that the Covid situation in the city - once the worst-affected in the country - is "fully under control".

He also noted that the recovery rate in the city was over 90 per cent; the national average is around 76 per cent, government data showed this morning.

"I urge people to keep getting themselves tested. People think they don't have major symptoms so no need to test... please do not do that. Please get tested. If you have Covid, get isolated at home till you're cured. So, please keep getting tested," Mr Kejriwal said in his video address.

Delhi recorded 1,544 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday - its highest single-day spike in August - to take the total number of cases in the city past 1.64 lakh. The number of deaths linked to the virus have risen to 4,330, authorities have said.