Delhi: The national capital has witnessed a surge in Covid cases in past two weeks. On June 9, 2022, the centre said that high-level testing must be conducted on those areas that are reporting a fresh or high number of cases.
According to data given by the city health department, Delhi recorded 622 new Covid cases and two deaths on June 9, 2022, with the positive rate rising to 3.17 percent. With this, the total number of people affected by Covid 19 in Delhi has risen to 19,10,613, with a death toll of 26,216.
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Delhi is among the four states mentioned by Union Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan that have contributed most to the Covid cases in the past 24 hours, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka being the three others.
These states have been instructed to pursue a five-step strategy – test, track, treat, vaccine, and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour – with a sustained focus on monitoring clusters of new cases or areas with a high positivity rate. Many experts say there's nothing to be concerned about right now because people are not getting hospitalised, however, it's necessary to take precautions.