Amid rising cases of coronavirus in the capital Delhi, officials of some districts are setting up micro containment zones where two or more cases of infection have come to light. Officials said on Wednesday that this was being done for better management of the epidemic.
He said that normally an area is declared as a containment zone where three or more cases of Covid-19 come to light, but this is a practice which district officials do on the basis of need.
In Delhi Epidemic Disease Covid-19 Regulation, 2020, the District Collector has the right to seal an area, restrict the entry or exit of the population from the containment zone and implement any measure issued by the Health Department to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
Meanwhile, India has registered less than 40,000 daily new cases after six days. The number of daily new cases in the last 24 hours is 37,975. For the last 17 days in a row, daily new cases have been sustained below the 50,000 marks, since 8th November. India’s testing infrastructure has seen a significant boost with 2,134 labs across the country.
The Active Caseload has fallen to 4,38,667. Present contribution of Active Caseload to India’s total positive cases stands at 4.78%, following a declining curve. The Recovery Rate has also increased to 93.76%. Total Recoveries as of today are 86,04,955. 75.71% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs. Delhi has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 7,216 newly recovered cases. 5,425 people recovered in Kerala followed by 3,729 in Maharashtra. 77.04% of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs. Delhi continues to report the highest daily new cases at 4,454.