A health worker wearing collects swab sample of a woman for Covid-19 test in New Delhi
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*The trials for validating rapid test kits for Covid-19 developed in Israel reached a milestone on Tuesday with nearly 20,000 people trying them out at six locations across Delhi.
*Delhi recorded its lowest single-day Covid-19 tally on Tuesday with 674 new cases. Twelve people succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours, adding that this was the lowest death toll reported in a day in over two months.
*The total number of cases in Delhi, meanwhile, reached over 1.39 lakh while the death toll from the disease climbed to 4,033, authorities claimed.
*The decline in new cases coincides with the fall in testing numbers though. On Tuesday, authorities said, 9,295 Covid-19 tests were conducted — 4,108 (44%) through the RT-PCR method and 5,187 (56%) rapid antigen tests.
*Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said active cases left in the city has come down to less than 10,000.