New Delhi: Amid Delhi once again witnessing a sharp rise in Coronavirus cases, the total number of containment zones in the capital crossed 1000-mark. Delhi currently has 1,114 containment zones. Notably, this was for the first time when Delhi has witnessed such a large surge in the number of containment zones. Also Read - Uttarakhand Eases Travel Restrictions for Tourists, Here's All You Need To Know
District officials have maintained that the number of containment zones may rise further with more screening tests and the consequent climb in the cases of the infection here. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Country Sees Spike of Over 86K Cases Within 24 Hours, Total Tally Crosses 57-lakh Mark | Highlights
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Last month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that testing to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 will be doubled to 40,000 per day within a week as there has been a marginal increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the city.
The number of COVID-19 containment zones in Delhi rose from 539 on August 1 to 716 on August 27 and subsequently to 976 on September 5. It breached the 1,000 mark on September 6, when it reached 1,076 and subsequently increased to 1,114 the next day.
There were 437 containment zones marked in the city on July 1 and by July 31, it had risen to 692, according to official data. On August 3, the containment zone count came down to 496.
However, since the last week of August, the number of containment zones has been steadily increasing.
On September 8, Delhi reported a spike of 3,609 new COVID-19 cases, and 19 deaths.