206 test +ve, no deaths in last 3 days

New Delhi: The total number of Coronavirus cases in the national Capital on Tuesday climbed to 3,314, with 206 fresh cases being reported in a day, according to Delhi government authorities.

No fresh death was reported for third successive day on Tuesday.

Of the total number of 54 fatalities reported till date, 29 of the deceased were aged 60 and above, making over 53 per cent of the total death cases, they said.

Fifteen of them were aged between 50-59 and 10 were aged less than 50 years, officials said.

Meanwhile, one more location (House no 152 to 162 in Block D of Shaheen Bagh) has been added to the list of Covid-19 containment zones in Delhi in last 24 hours, taking the total number of Containment zones to 100, said Delhi government on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Lt Governor (LG) Anil Baijal directed all district magistrates to implement a "micro-containment zone strategy" in their respective areas to arrest the spread of COVID-19, an official said here.

Under this plan, small clusters reporting cases of the dreaded virus will be identified and declared containment zones instead of big ones.

The move comes after several cases of the infection were reported in some COVID-19 containment zones, including in Jahangirpuri, where people were seen moving around and meeting each other on the streets despite the restrictions.

At present, the authorities block the entry and exit points of an area where COVID-19 cases emerge and people are not allowed to step out of their houses. Essential items are delivered at the doorstep.

"It was observed that people in some containment zones are roaming on streets and meeting each other.

"DMs have been directed to implement 'micro-containment zone strategy', under which small clusters will be formed and declared containment zones so that there is strictly no movement of people," the official said.

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