Covid-19 in Delhi: Amit Shah calls emergency meet to discuss rising cases of at 5pm today

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting later today at North Block to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in Delhi; Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, and CM Arvind Kejriwal to be present.

Delhi’s coronavirus tally rose to over 4.82 lakh as it recorded 7,340 COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 96 more fatalities that pushed the death toll in the city to 7,519.

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These fresh cases were detected from 49,645 tests, including 19,635 RT-PCR ones and 30,010 by rapid antigen tests, conducted the previous day. The positivity rate in the city was 14.78 per cent amid festivities and rising pollution, according to a bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

This is a developing story.

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