Bengaluru: 2,146 Containment Zones Added in a Single Day

On July 15, 2,146 containment zones had to be put in to the directory of contained areas in Bengaluru, according to a report. This has raised the total number of containment zones currently active in the city to 5,598. Presently, barely two wards under the jurisdiction of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have less than 50 cases, the limit for a ward before it is declared a containment zone.

As of Wednesday, Bengaluru witnessed 1,975 new Coronavirus cases, bringing the aggregate number of active cases here to 17,051. The highest sum of containment zones in Bengaluru are in the south zone. Dasarahalli still has the least.

Until now, Bengaluru has already reported 7,053 containment zones, few of which have presently been noted as ‘returned to normal.’ It must be pointed out that the BBMP did not inform regarding any fresh containment zones on July 14, and the pile-up could be the reason for the sudden growth in the amount of new containment zones on July 15

A few of the recent additions to the wards labeled containment zones as on July 15 are Kuvempu Nagar, Ward, CV Raman Nagar, Hebbala, Radhakrishna Temple, Yelahanka Satellite Town, Kodigehalli, and Kadugodi, among many others.

South zone goes on to host the highest quantity of positive cases and also active cases, followed respectively by the west and east zones.

Shantala Nagar ward under the east zone has documented the most number of coronavirus cases in the past 10 days. On July 15, the reported number stood at 40 cases.

Karnataka falls among the six Indian states that suffer from more active cases as compared to recoveries, as noted by the Union Health Ministry. On July 14, the state had 25,839 active cases in contrast to 17,390 total recoveries since March.

The Bengaluru City Police (BCP) on Tuesday agreed on seeking help from youth within the age group of 18 to 45 to serve as Civil Police Wardens to enforce COVID-19 associated actions in the city.

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