Experts, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The slide in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases, deaths and positivity rate in Delhi can be attributed to aggressive containment measures, a segment of population achieving immunity and fewer outside patients, experts said on Friday.

Some of them, however, noted that it is hard to “ascertain the actual position” as many people having mild symptoms have been skipping testing.

Suresh Kumar, the medical director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Delhi’s largest health facility, said authorities have been able to contain the coronavirus spread through aggressive testing and contact tracing.

“More than one crore tests have been conducted in Delhi so far. On average, around 60,000 to 70,000 tests are conducted daily. The Delhi government should be credited for its micro-management and planning,” he said.

The cumulative number of tests in Delhi crossed the one crore mark on January 20.

Over 14 lakh

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