To match the rising pace of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the number of containment zones have also surged rapidly. According to data released by the government on Wednesday, coronavirus containment zones in Delhi have gone up to 158 while 58 zones have been de-contained so far.
In the last 15 days, COVID-19 containment zones have doubled in Delhi. 73 containment zones as of May 18 rose to 83 on May 24.
South-West and North districts have the highest number of containment zones at 31 each and West district has 30. The South-East district has 27 containment zones while the South district has 26 zones.
The East district has 17 containment zones, North-West district has 15 containment zones and New Delhi district has 14 zones. The Central and Shahdara districts have 10 zones each. North-East district has the least number of containment zones at five.
As per government orders, the lockdown will persist in COVID-19 containment zones until June 30, with no relaxations.
On Tuesday, the national capital reported a total of 1,298 new cases of the deadly coronavirus, as per the Delhi government’s daily health bulletin. As of Wednesday, the total number of COVID-19 infections stands at 22,132. Out of the total infections, 9243 patients have recovered from or have been discharged from hospitals. Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 556.
Earlier this week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a mobile application to help people track the availability of vacant beds in various hospitals of the national capital.
He said that there is an information gap between citizens and the government because people have complained that they could not find any beds in the hospital. “This app will fill that gap,” said Kejriwal.