Containment zones at new high of 949 in Delhi | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: With Covid-19 cases surging consistently, the number of containment zones in the capital has also been expanding and reached 949. In the past seven days, 146 new red zones have been created in different parts of the city, where movement of people has been completely restricted.
The increase in the number of red zones was a result of Delhi government emphasising on containment measures.
As on August 28, the capital had 803 containment zones, the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic. The sudden spike in their numbers is significant because last month the city had witnessed a drop to less than 500 red zones from a high of over 700 towards the end of July.
South West district has the highest (210) containment zones among all 11 districts, followed by North with 127 and West with 122 zones. At 119, South district is the fourth highest. North East district has the lowest (15 red zones), while North West has 31. New Delhi and South East districts have 49 containment zones each.
So far, 1,944 containment zones have been created in the city since the outbreak of the pandemic. The first containment zone was created at the end of March. Of the 1,944 red zones, 995 were decontained after successful implementation of the plan involving tracing, screening, testing, isolation and treatment.
Over 2,900 positive cases were reported on Friday. “The district authorities are converting those areas into containment zones that have reported multiple cases from a certain apartment, street, housing block, etc. An area that reports more than three positive cases in close vicinity is converted into a red zone,” said an official.

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