New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a surprising jump, the number of containment zones in the national capital rose to a total of 639 after recording an increase of 175 new containment zones in just two days on Friday.

According to the list of containment zones available of the Delhi government website, the revised number of containment zones in Delhi stands at 639 after the city government decided to break existing hotspots into smaller clusters for better surveillance of tracing the spread of the virus. As per the available data on the health bulletin, there are 758 containment zones in the national capital, out of which a total of 119 have been de-contained as of Friday. The list also suggests that as many as 428 fresh containment zones have been added to the list after 21st June.

While the active number of cases in Delhi presently is 19,895, the city recorded a total of 1,781 cases and 34 deaths in the last 24 hours. As many as 87,692 patients have been recovered from the virus, which is almost four times the number of active cases in the city. With this record, the recovery rate in the capital climbed to 79.05% which is the highest in the state to date, despite an unprecedented rise in coronavirus cases.

However, The city had witnessed its highest single-day spike in fresh infections of 3,947 cases on June 23, but the number has come down significantly since then as there has been a steep increase in the number of tests with as many as 21,508 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

With the commencement of rapid antigen tests last month, Delhi’s testing numbers have gone up. In total, 7,47,109 tests have been conducted so far in the national capital.

Currently, over 11,589 people are under home isolation while 6,516 patients are hospitalised in Delhi.

Posted By: Simran Babbar