Highlights

  • Delhi reported 517 new Covid cases, zero deaths on April 17
  • Survey said people knowing Covid patient up 500% in 15 days
  • Delhi government body which decides curbs to meet on April 20

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Delhi Covid situation: On April 17, the capital city reported 517 new Covid cases, compared to 461 a day earlier.

The time to take Covid-19 precautions seriously again seems to have returned in the national capital.

On April 17, Delhi reported 517 new Covid cases, recorded over a period of 24 hours. A day earlier, the capital city had seen 461 new Covid infections.

Meanwhile, a survey reportedly found that the number of people in the National Capital Region reporting someone contracting Covid in their social network increased by 500% in the last 15 days. The survey was reportedly conducted by LocalCircles.

However, Delhi's positivity rate went down from 5.33% on April 16 to 4.21% on April 17. Positivity rate is the proportion of samples which turn out to be positive as compared to the total number of tests done.

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Delhi has been seeing a rise in new infections in the past few days. A meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has been slated for April 20. The body decides on Covid-related restrictions and other measures.

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