The uncontrollable pace of coronavirus infection in the capital of Delhi is now intimidating. On Tuesday, about 5500 new cases of the corona were reported, which is the highest number since May 16. After the death of 3 more patients during this period, now the infection rate has reached 8.37 percent.
To see the speed of Corona, if we look at the Containment Zone, then it is known that now this epidemic is ready to knock in every street. In the last 24 hours, about 1000 new containment zones have been created. Today, the active cases of corona in the capital have also increased to 14,889. Due to the increase in infection, there is an atmosphere of panic among the people.
According to the Health Bulletin issued by the Health Department of Delhi on Tuesday, while 5,481 new corona patients have been found in the last 24 hours, after the death of 3 more patients, the total death toll has increased to 25,113. According to the bulletin, today 1575 patients fully recovered and became corona-free. The Health Department said that so far the total number of infected in Delhi has gone up to 14,63,701 and now 8,593 patients are in home isolation. At the same time, till now a total of 14,23,699 patients have become corona-free after beating this epidemic. On Monday, 4099 cases of the corona were found.
According to the Delhi Health Department, a total of 65,487 tests have been conducted in Delhi today. Of these, 50,461 RTPR/ CBNAAT/ TrueNat tests and 15,026 rapid antigen tests were conducted. A total of 32,99,8171 tests have been conducted in Delhi so far and 17,36,745 tests have been done per 10 lakh people. With this, the number of containment zones here has also increased again to 2992.
Number of containment zones in Delhi in last 7 days
4 January 2022: 2992 Containment Zone
3 January 2022: 2008 Containment Zone
2 January 2022: 1621 Containment Zone
1 January 2022: 1243 Containment Zone
31 January 2021: 914 containment zones
30 January 2021: 645 containment zones
29 January 2021: 502 Containment Zone
Weekend curfew announced in Delhi
After the meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the Delhi government Tuesday announced the imposition of weekend curfew on Saturday and Sunday in view of the rapidly increasing cases of infection due to the spread of the new variant ‘Omicron’ in the capital. Along with this, apart from essential services in Delhi, all government officials will work from home. Private offices will also be allowed to call only 50 percent of the staff.
Omicron responsible for increasing Covid cases: Jain
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday that experts say that a new variant of the coronavirus ‘Omicron’ is mainly responsible for the increasing cases of Kovid-19 in Delhi. Jain said that the weekend curfew has been imposed in view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19, it should not be taken as a lockdown.
Significantly, after the infection rate in Delhi crossed five percent, the DDMA had announced a ‘yellow alert’ on December 28, under which theaters and gyms were closed. It was also directed to open shops of non-essential goods on an odd-even basis and to increase the seating capacity of passengers in metro and buses to 50 percent.
According to the DDMA’s Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), a ‘red alert’ is declared when the infection rate exceeds five percent for five consecutive days, under which complete curfew is imposed and most economic activities in the national capital come to a standstill. They fall.