Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

A day after Delhi reported the highest daily spike of COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a review meeting with the health minister, health secretary and other officials, ANI reported on Thursday.

"Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold a review meeting with the Health Minister, Health Secretary and other concerned officials, over rising COVID-19 cases in the national capital," state Health Minister Satyendar Jain was quoted as saying by ANI.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has urged people to wear masks and follow all COVID-19 norms. "Yesterday, 536 COVID-19 cases reported. Positivity rate in Delhi is 0.66%. Compared to other states, situation in Delhi is under control. The testing rate is 5% more than the national average. People shouldn't be careless and wear masks as much as possible," Satyendar Jain was quoted as saying by ANI.

Delhi on Wednesday recorded 536 new coronavirus cases, the highest in about two-and-a-half months. The number of active cases rose to 2,702 from 2,488 a day ago, according to a health bulletin.

The 536 new cases took the infection tally to 6,45,025 and 6.31 lakh people have recovered so far. The positivity rate rose to 0.66 per cent. Three new fatalities took the toll to 10,948, while the positivity rate rose to 0.66 per cent, the bulletin said.

On Tuesday, 425 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.61 per cent. A total of 80,856 tests, including 50,216 RT-PCR and 30,640 rapid antigen, were conducted on Tuesday, while the number of people under home isolation rose to 1,438 from 1,401 a day ago, it said.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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