New Delhi: The total number of tests conducted so far to diagnose coronavirus in the national capital crossed one crore mark on Wednesday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hailed the milestone by saying that it is a new record.
Enthused over the new milestone, Kejriwal took to Twitter and said that the city was able to successfully contain the spread of deadly virus.
“Delhi sets a new record! We have conducted over 1 crore Corona tests to date, equivalent to 50% of Delhi's population. With a focus on increased testing & treatment, Delhi has successfully contained the scale & spread of Corona infection (sic),” he tweeted.
Delhi on Wednesday reported 228 new coronavirus cases, taking the cumulative tally to 6,33,049. The number of new cases reported came out of 63,161 tests conducted on the previous day.
Of which, 32,957 were RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 30,204 were rapid antigen tests. The positivity rate was 0.36 per cent. The cumulative positivity rate declined to 6.29 per cent. 10 patients died due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,774.