Due to the high rate of Covid19 positivity rate, the Delhi government on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown in the national capital to another week.

The extension of the lockdown was announced by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday.

Delhi CM Kejriwal said the lockdown has been extended in the city in view of the rising cases of Covid19.

Kejriwal said, “The city continues to be affected by Covid19. Keeping in view of the people’s suggestion that the lockdown period be increased, the lockdown is being extended for one week. The lockdown will continue till 5 in the morning on next Monday.”

The Delhi chief minister said the positivity rate of Delhi stands at 36%-37%.

Delhi registered a positivity rate of 36.24% on Thursday, but it dropped to 32.27% on Saturday evening.

India reported 3,49,691 new Covid19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan reported 74.53% of the new cases.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 67,160, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 37,944 while Karnataka reported 29,438 new cases.

India’s total active caseload reached 26,82,751 on Sunday.

The tally now comprises 15.82% of the country’s total positive cases. A net incline of 1,29,811 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The eight states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Kerala cumulatively account for 69.94% of India’s total active Covid19 cases.

The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.13%.

India reported 2,767 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Ten states account for 80.23% of the new deaths.

Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (676), followed by Delhi with 357 daily deaths, said a Union health ministry statement.

Five states/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

These states/UTs are D&D & D&N, Tripura, Lakshadweep, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Informing about the oxygen crisis in the national capital, Delhi CM Kejriwal said, “We have failed to deliver oxygen at some places, but we have succeeded in in other places.”

He hoped the Covid19 situation in the city would be under control in the coming few days.

The central government has recently increased the oxygen quota of Delhi from 480 to 490 metric tons, but problem in accessing the same continues.

The chief minister said: “The requirement is 700 MT and what we are receiving is 330 to 335 MT only.”

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