Covid positivity rate soars to 7.72 percent in Delhi
With testing dropping sharply over the weekend, the COVID-19 positivity rate increased up to 7.72 percent on Monday.
On Sunday, only 6,492 tests were conducted, down from Saturday's 12,270. Despite this, the city recorded 501 cases.
Dr Bishnu Panigrahi, group head, medical strategy and operations at Fortis Healthcare, said people suffering from obesity, hypertension, diabetes and other comorbid conditions were at a higher risk. "But overall the current wave of Covid-19 doesn't seem to be causing severe illness in people. One of the reasons behind this is vaccination," he added.