News By/Courtesy: Riddhima Kedia | 29 Jun 2020 0:35am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • containment zones is expected to jump further as the authorities in some districts are yet to complete the task of redrawing such areas, following the centre's directions.
  • The process of screening every household in the national capital has to be completed by July 6 said an official.
  • Under new rules, the authorities have to delineate containment zones on a micro-level instead of big ones.

DELHI: AFTER RE-MAPPING, COVID-19 CONTAINMENT ZONES REACHED 421 

The total number of containment zones in the national capital has risen to 421 after re-mapping. Allegedly, the cases of COVID-19 have mounted to 83,000 and an increase of 141 containment zones have been arranged in the last two days.
The positive side is that there have been more recoveries than the number of new cases in Delhi. The city has 2,889 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the count to 83,077 whereas 3,306 people have recovered from the deathbed.

The situation will ameliorate in the coming weeks and it will not continue to be as “Bleak” as it was in early June said the Delhi government.
An official said that around 2.45 lakh people have been screened till Saturday night in an ongoing mammoth exercise to check the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital under a revised strategy.

Recently, Delhi has traversed to be the worst-hit city in the country, leaving Mumbai behind. Many people serving the nation have been infected by COVID-19 up to the minute.

Some of the officials have mentioned that the enumerated containment zones in the capital region are expected to ameliorate further as the concerned authorities are drawing up the figures to point out the areas bringing in serious health widespread.

Before the re-mapping exercise which started on June 26, the count of containment zones was 280 (till June 25) but it has now jumped to 421.
The official said that southwest Delhi district has reported a rise of 37 zones since the re-mapping exercise has started, taking the total number of such areas to 80.

An official told PTI, "Till Saturday night, we have screened around two lakh people for COVID-19 in a house-to-house survey being conducted across the city. Also, 45,000 people have been screened in COVID-19 containment zones.”

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia issued a statement, saying that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought help and support of every agency to battle the coronavirus in Delhi.
“The chief minister believes that battle against coronavirus is very big and no person or agency can deal with it alone. In this spirit, CM has brought everyone together and his efforts seem to be paying off. Last week saw things stabilizing as recovery rate has increased to 62 percent. Today more patients are recovering in Delhi than those who are falling ill, the number of deaths is coming down, positivity rate is decreasing rapidly.
We are hopeful that the situation will improve in the coming weeks and will certainly not be as bleak as it looked in the first week of June when domain experts predicted 5.5 lakh cases in Delhi by July 31," the deputy chief minister added.
The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University of Delhi government will head a project to develop a low-cost completely indigenous test for SARS COV2 antibody testing, which can be used for large scale screening of population.

The number of deaths at the Lok Nayak Hospital, the largest Covid-19 dedicated hospital here, has decreased by around 50 percent in the last two weeks, officials said on Sunday.
Reports reveal that the number of deaths in the hospital has decreased from 100 in the week from June 6 to June 12 to 51 in the week between June 20 to June 26.
The reduction is due to the improvement in facilities, streamlining of processes at LNJP, and the significant increase in the number of beds and ICUs in other hospitals in Delhi.

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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 29 Jun 2020 17:51pm IST


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