Bengaluru: Containment zones increased to 131, emerges as COVID hotspot with over 7,000 active cases
With daily cases on Covid infection continuing to remain above 300-mark and 7,912 active cases, Bengaluru city may be viewed as Covid hotspot of Karnataka. As cases are on the rise, the BBMP has intensified its micro containment areas.
The increase in Covid cases in Bengaluru that reported 352 cases has kept the BBMP administration on tenterhooks. The palike also has identified vulnerable 131 microcontinent areas for effective monitoring.
Out of 8 BBMP zones, Mahadevpura and Bommanahalli, the IT and industrial belts of Bengaluru have more micro containment areas as well as wards that reported the highest cases.
The breakup of zones number-wise:
As per the BBMP Covid bulletin, Mahadevapura has 27 containment zones and Bommanahalli has 24 such zones.
Similarly, Bengaluru East zone has 22 micro containment zones. Bengaluru South zone also has 22 containment zones. Bengaluru outskirt Yelahanka has 20 containment zones. The West zone has 10 micro containment zones. And another Bengaluru suburb RR Nagar has 6 such zones.
The interesting thing to note from the data is that the four wards that have the highest cases also fall in two of BBMP zones which have more containment zones.
Bellanduru ward that sees an average 10 cases daily, Hudi ward with daily 7 cases, KR Puram with daily 5 cases, Hagaduru with 5, Ramamurthy Nagar and Dodda Nekkundi with 4 daily new cases respectively fall under IT belt Mahadevapura zone which has more micro containment areas.
Similarly, Begur and Singasandra wards with daily 5 cases fall under the industry belt Bommanahalli zone.
At present based on the instruction from Revenue Minister R Ashoka and BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, house to house survey has been undertaken to educate on Covid and also detect the infected person and based on the necessary tests following the symptoms they show during the survey.
The measures are to contain the spread of the Covid-19.
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