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Coronavirus: Containment zones that have turned green in Delhi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 May 2020, 17:14 IST
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Eleven containment zones in the national capital have turned into green zone over the past few days, an indication that the measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the hotspots were effectual in several places, a senior official said.

The areas that have surfaced out of the containment zones are Nawabganj, home to almost 6,500 people. Apart from it, it also includes south district’s Sangam Vihar and Deoli Extension in Saket, Jain Mohalla in Chirag Delhi and Khirki Extension and also the police colony in north district.

Delhi still has 90 active containment zones, of which, 50 are in the red and have reported cases over the last few days.

“But this also implies that approximately a dozen containment zones that were in the red have been moved to the orange category did not report a single case over the last fortnight and were classified as orange,” a government official said.

The national capital has added more than 400 coronavirus patients over the past 24 hours to take Delhi’s coronavirus count closer to the 15,000 mark.

On top of that, 12 more people lost their lives due to the disease. Altogether, Delhi has lost 288 lives because of the coronavirus cases. The city’s coronavirus count stands at 14,465.

Almost 48% of them have already recuperated. 183 more were reported to have been healed in the last 24 hours.

From the remaining 7,223, only about 2,092 are being given treatment at government and private hospitals. The remaining are mild cases and were asked to stay home in isolation.

But there are 185 patients who had to be admitted to the intensive case facility for treatment, other 27 are on ventilators.

According to the officials the daily fluctuations in the daily reported cases were on expected line.

People of the national capital needs to get used to the idea of the virus around is a point that has been repeatedly made by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who underscored that he would get worried only if there is a sharp spike in the number of deaths. Or an increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalisation or intensive care. That could lead to a collapse of the health infrastructure system.

“But it is not so… Most cases that are surfacing these days are those of patients with either mild or no symptoms, which are not required to be admitted in hospital,” Arvind Kejriwal, who has been working closely with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, said.

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First published: 26 May 2020, 17:06 IST