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23 students in Noida test Covid-19 positive in last 3 days

New Delhi : Twenty three students from four schools in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida, a neighbour of the national capital Delhi, tested positive for Coronavirus in the last three days, media reports said.

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A school in Noida has been the worst affected with 13 students and 2 teachers testing positive for coronavirus after which the school has been closed, health department officials said on Monday. “Their testing centres and personal details are not given yet”, said Sunil Kumar Sharma, a Chief Medical Officer in Noida.

One of the schools, located in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram, has announced three days of closure while the school in Noida has moved to online mode of classes for a week in a bid to break the chain of infection, according to their officials.

India registered 1,088 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as the country’s daily positivity rate touched 0.25 percent, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. During the same period, 26 people died due to the viral infection.

India’s active caseload currently stands at 10,870 which is 0.03% of the total cases. Recovery Rate currently stands at 98.76 percent as 1,081 people recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours.

Delhi reported a positivity rate of 2.70% , the highest in the last two months, triggering concerns about the resurgence of Coronavirus in the capital. The test positivity rate stood at 2.87% on February 5.

“We are keeping a close watch on the situation. There’s no major reason to panic right now. We will take all necessary steps according to the situation,” Arvind Kejriwal told reporters.

With the positivity rate jumping from 0.5 per cent on April 4 to 2.70 percent, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the city government will be keeping a watchful eye on the COVID-19 situation and there is no reason to worry until a new variant of concern is detected.


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