Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, January 4, 2022
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19, adding that he has "mild symptoms".
Taking to Twitter, he said: "I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch wid me in last few days, kindly isolate urself and get urself tested."
This comes as Delhi is witnessing a Covid-19 resurgence triggered by the new highly-transmissible Omicron variant.
The national capital on Monday reported 4,099 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise after May 18, 2021 when the tally was 4,482, and one death.
The new cases have pushed up the infection tally to 14,58,220, while the death toll is 25,110 now.
The Covid infection rate has climbed to 6.46 per cent, highest in last seven months. According to the Delhi Health Department, the city had recorded 6.89 per cent positivity rate on May 18.
The capital has, so far, detected 351 Omicron cases, of which 57 have recovered.