On Sunday, the daily fresh cases tally had crossed the 400-mark for the fourth consecutive day. Delhi on Saturday had recorded 419 Covid-19 cases while the positivity rate stood at 0.56%. On Sunday, the city reported 407 cases and the positivity rate was 0.60%.
On Friday, Delhi had recorded 431 cases, the highest in over two months, and the count on Thursday was 409.
The Covid-19 death climbed to 10,944 on Monday, with three more fatalities being reported in the national capital, the bulletin said.
The numbers had started to come down in February.
On February 26, the month’s highest daily count of 256 cases was recorded.
Meanwhile, the new coronavirus cases recorded on Monday took the infection tally to 6,44,064, the bulletin said.
The number of active cases of the disease in the city rose to 2,321 from 2,262 on Sunday. Health experts and doctors have attributed this “sudden rise” to people turning complacent, not following Covid-appropriate behaviour and “assuming all is well now”.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the pandemic situation in the national capital is “under control” as long as the positivity rate is below 1%. The situation in Maharashtra and a few other states, where high positivity rates are being recorded, is different, Jain asserted.
“In Maharashtra, 16,620 cases were recorded (on Sunday) with a positivity rate of 16.46%, in Kerala, the figures were 1,792 with 3.54% positivity rate. In Punjab, it was 1,492 cases with 4.81%, and in Gujarat, it was 810 cases with 1.78% positivity rate. But in Delhi, it was 407 cases with 0.60% positivity rate,” he added.