New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In another shocking incident from the national capital, 44 people living in a building in Delhi’s Kapashera have been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, officials informed today, adding, that the 44 people who are diagnosed with COVID-19, were tested nearly 10 days ago.

The officials also said that the residents are believed to have contracted the virus from a person who had tested positive for coronavirus on April 18, after which the authorities have sealed the area and collected samples of around 175 people from the locality for the test of COVID-19 on April 20 and 21.  

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Of the total samples, the results of 67 people arrived today and 44 of them tested positive.

The delay of 12 days in the results have raised a concern among the authorities of the possibility of more new infections in the locality as the infected people may have transferred the contagion to other people in the congested locality situated at the Delhi-Gurgaon border.

Delhi remains to be one of the worst affected Indian states with more that 3,700 cases and 61 COVID-19 linked deaths. In the list issued by the government yesterday defining the districts into Read, Green and Orange zones, all 11 districts of the national capital have been categorised as "Red Zone"

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain today also said that all the 11 districts in Delhi will remain in the red zone till May 17 as all the districts have above 10 cases of COVID-19.

"All 11 districts in Delhi will stay in the Red Zone till May 17. A red zone is defined where there are more than 10 cases of COVID-19 in a district. Relief measures given by Centre in red zones will be applicable here," Jain said as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apart from Delhi, all the other three major cities - Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai - have been classified as red zones in the list released by the Union Health Ministry. Overall, 130 districts have been categorised as "red zones" in the country.

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India on Saturday reported its biggest spike of coronavirus cases in last 24 hours as the tally crossed the 37,000-mark. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 2,293 new cases were reported since Saturday, taking the tally to 37,336 while the death toll has climbed to 1,218.

Posted By: Talib Khan