New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said there has been a slight decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital in the last three days. He also hoped that the number would come down further in the coming days. Also Read - As Air Quality Remains Poor in Delhi, Here’s How Kejriwal Govt is Fighting Pollution
Addressing an online media briefing on the coronavirus outbreak, Kejriwal said that out of 2,274 samples tested, only 67 people tested positive for the novel virus on Friday. A few days earlier, the daily tally of infections ranged between 180 and 350. Also Read - Watch: Shocking Video of Rats Running Around Inside ICU of Tamil Nadu Govt Hospital Goes Viral
The chief minister also appealed to people living in containment areas to follow rules and don’t step out of their homes. Also Read - COVID-19 Effect: Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Cuts 8,500 Jobs, Shuts Regional Airline
“Some people have been seen on streets in containment areas. Yesterday, 26 members of one family tested positive for coronavirus in an area in Jahangir Puri which has been declared as containment area,” Kejriwal said.
He also said that 71 containment areas have so far been identified in the national capital.
On Friday, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi rose to 1,707, with 67 fresh cases and four deaths being reported in a day.
(With agency inputs)