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Delhi reports 6,500 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, positivity rate drops to 11%, says Kejriwal

'Within 15 days, our doctors, engineers, and workers have prepared 1,000 ICU beds. They have set an example for the world. I salute them on behalf of the people of Delhi and thank them for their work,' Kejriwal said.

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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that in the last 24 hours, Delhi has reported 6,500 new COVID-19 cases, and the positivity rate has further gone down to 11 per cent.

Addressing a digital press conference here, Kejriwal said, ‘Today, even lesser cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Delhi. In the past 24 hours, 6,500 cases have come up. Yesterday, we had 8,500 cases.’

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He said in the last 24 hours, the infection rate has declined even further to 11 per cent, while it was 12 per cent yesterday.

‘The virus is reducing in Delhi slowly and steadily, and I hope it diminishes completely and does not rise again. However, we are not going to become negligent in any way. Yesterday, we prepared 500 additional ICU beds, and 500 similar beds were prepared four days ago,’ the Delhi Chief Minister said.

‘Within 15 days, our doctors, engineers, and workers have prepared 1,000 ICU beds. They have set an example for the world. I salute them on behalf of the people of Delhi and thank them for their work,’  Kejriwal said.

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