The national Capital has witnessed a huge spike in Coronavirus cases in the last couple of days. As per the latest report, the total number of cases have mounted to 97.
One can imagine the alarming situation with the fact that the figure was 72 on Sunday night, including two deaths. A total of 25 fresh cases came to the fore in a single day on Monday. Maximum of infected patients were reported from Nizamuddin West in South Delhi who had come there to participate in a religious congregation held earlier this month.
According to the Delhi Health Department, out of the 97 cases recorded, 89 are admitted at various hospitals like LNJP Hospital, GTB Hospital, RML Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH).
Of these cases, the RGSSH reported a rise of 17 cases on Monday vis-a-vis the positive cases there on Sunday (9).
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin where several people showed symptoms of being infected with the virus, an officials said.
“As many as 85 people were brought to LNJP Hospital on Sunday from Nizamuddin area and 68 were brought today, so a total of 153 are admitted in isolation wards and being tested for infection,” LNJP MS Dr J C Passey said.
Over 2,000 delegates, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the Tabligh-e-Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin West from March 1-15, officials said as the south Delhi neighbourhood was virtually sealed following fears that some people may have contracted COVID-19.
More than 200 people showing symptoms of COVID-19 were admitted to different hospitals by Delhi’s Heath Department, police said.
Out of the total cases, five have been discharged and one had died earlier and one has migrated out of the country.