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Delhi On Alert: Over 100 Containment Zones Identified in 24 Hours, Total Number Nears 1000 | Full List Inside
Delhi Containment Zone Full List: Amid rising coronavirus cases, the number of containment zones in the national capital have gone up to 919. A residential area or an apartment is contained usually if three coronavirus-infected people live there. However, district authorities have discretionary powers to declare a residential area a containment zone if even one person is found infected.
New Delhi: In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases across the national capital, the number of containment zones has also started rising. As per the health department data, more than 100 containment zones have been identified in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 919. Till April 26, the city had 796 containment zones, however, there has been a jump of more than 30 per cent in the last 7 days. The rise in the number of containment zones came as the districts across the city ramped up the process of identifying localities from where cases are being detected.
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Speaking to Times of India, a South district official said, “We have put 30% of the active cases under the containment zone till Tuesday. The containment areas are being notified so that neighbours are aware of the houses from where the viral infection may further spread. We are slowly requisitioning manpower and funds for managing Covid-related duties, depending upon the number of new cases. As of now, we are not going for sealing any area.”
A southeast district official stated that they have started resorting to containment again since the cases are rising. “If there is no report of cluster cases, there won’t be any new containment zone”, he added.
Check Full List of Containment Zones in Delhi Here
South Delhi Worst-Hit
An analysis of the district-wise breakup of cases revealed that South Delhi adds every second infection to the city’s tally. South Delhi which comprises South and South East districts has been recording a maximum number of coronavirus cases. Districts such as South West and New Delhi——which also fall under south Delhi continue to report lower or declining cases.
According to a Delhi government analysis of the district-wise distribution of cases, the South district has 888 active cases as of April 23, while South East has 630 active cases. South West and New Delhi districts had 482 and 337 cases, respectively.
COVID Cases in Delhi
Delhi on Wednesday recorded 1,367 new Covid cases, up 13 per cent from Wednesday’s number (1,204), and one death while the positivity rate stood at 4.50 per cent. It was the sixth consecutive day that the capital recorded over 1,000 new cases in a day. The infection tally in the national capital stands at 18,78,458 and the death count has reached 26,170.
Reacting to the rising number of cases, Delhi Health Minister Dr Satyendra Jain said,”There are around 5,000 active Covid cases in Delhi, but hospital admissions are very few. We have 10,000 beds in Delhi out of which only 100 of them are occupied. We are also preparing for the booster dose to be administered to everyone.”
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