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Third Wave Of COVID19 Is Ending Now, Delhi Doing More Tests Than US: Arvind Kejriwal

Mumbai: It seems that the third wave of COVID19 in Delhi is ending now ‘, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday. 

Addressing a press conference, CM Kejriwal said that now the city is doing 4,500 tests per 10 lakh of the population.

“Delhi is doing the maximum number of daily coronavirus tests in the country and is one of the highest in the world. Even, the US is behind us with 4,300 tests per 10 lakh population,” he added.

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“When COVID cases started increasing here, some told me that the number of tests should be decreased or commit fraud in testing. Similar fraud was being committed at other places to show lower no. of cases. I instructed doctors/officers that the lives of people are most important”, said the chief minister.


Kejriwal also said that there are about 12,000 active cases of coronavirus in Delhi.

“1313 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in Delhi, positivity rate down to 1.3%,” the chief minister said.

Kejriwal said the national capital saw the first wave of COVID19 in June, the second in August-September, and the third strong wave in late October and November when 131 people were killed in a single day.

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Meanwhile, Delhi on Friday recorded 1,418 new coronavirus cases with over 88,000 tests being conducted, while the positivity rate stood at 1.6%, as per authorities.

The national capital’s death toll mounted to 10,219 with 37 new fatalities.

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