Delhi: 43% of new COVID-19 cases reported from south, south east and south west districts

Delhi: 43% of new COVID-19 cases reported from south, south east and south west districts

New Delhi: Amid a spike in daily new COVID-19 cases for the last two weeks in Delhi, the rise is significantly higher in upscale localities at present going by the number of active coronavirus cases.

As the second wave of the novel coronavirus is taking over several states across the country including Delhi, the number of active cases hugely varies across the 11 revenue districts of the national capital. As per the report, four districts having more than 700 active cases each, while five districts have less than 350 active cases each. 

On Friday, the number of active COVID cases was 902 in the south district. According to the sources, the district with the second-highest number of active coronavirus cases is northwest with 844 active cases. 

A health official in the south district said, “Now we are mainly getting more Covid-19 cases from the upscale residential areas such as Safdarjung Enclave, Sainik Farms, Pushpanjali, Malviya Nagar and Pushp Vihar.”

The administrative official had also said that people flouting COVID norms leads to the rise in the number of active cases as increased challans have gone up 10 times from 37 to 373. 

The district magistrate (southeast) Vishwendra said, “All these cases are family cases and not like clusters. There are usually two to three cases and we are just containing the houses and increasing surveillance. We are now containing every case,” was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Delhi reported 1,881 COVID cases on Sunday and there are currently over 8,029 active cases in the national capital. 

As per the latest trend in surge in the number of COVID cases, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu have been the key contributors of positive coronavirus cases in the last few weeks. 

News Source : TN

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