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Delhi records 2,419 new COVID cases, highest in 6 months


Delhi on August 5 recorded 2,419 COVID cases, the highest in six months, with a positivity rate of 12.95%, while two more people died due to the disease, according to health department data.

It was the third consecutive day that the daily count of COVID-19 cases crossed the 2,000-mark.

Delhi on August 4 recorded 2,202 COVID cases, with a positivity rate of 11.84%, while four more people died due to the disease.

Also, this was the fourth day in a row that the positivity rate breached the 10% mark.

The fresh cases came out of 18,685 COVID tests conducted in the city on August 4.

With the fresh infections on August 5, the COVID-19 case tally in the national capital rose to 19,64,793, while the death toll reached 26,327.

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