Naik Talao-Bangladesh containment zone in East Nagpur has crossed 400 Covid-19 positive cases to become the biggest hotspot of Vidarbha, even surpassing Mominpura which had the highest number of cases until Thursday.
As per the Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) data, 20 persons from Naik Talao-Bangladesh tested positive late night on Thursday, taking the containment zone’s caseload to 404.
Mominpura containment zone has recorded 397 positive cases, the highest till Thursday evening, while Naik Talao-Bangladesh containment zone’s count then was 384.
The first case from Naik Talao-Bangladesh was reported on May 27 and took 45 days to register the 404th case. The zone’s first Covid-19 infection came to fore after one person from Naik Talao and another one from Bangladesh were admitted at IGGMCH as SARI patients and tested positive. The NMC team then quarantined and tested their family members.
All family members of the person from Bangladesh tested positive. It is a slum, the team of NMC Satranjipura zone led by assistant commissioner Vijay Humne and zonal medical officer Dr. Minakshi Mane started mass quarantine and testing. It led to the identification of a large number of positive cases and helped contain the spread of Covid-19 to other localities. It also ensured no deaths from this zone.
Satranjipura, also from East Nagpur, was the city’s first hotspot where no cases have been reported after reaching the 138-mark.
Nagpur Central Jail has registered 313 cases in 10 days till Thursday. Many inmates from Central Jail are yet to be tested.
Apart from these four hotspots, no other area from the district has crossed 50 cases.
A chain of Covid-19 cases has started in Katol due to the alleged illicit sale of liquor. An official from Zilla Parishad told TOI, “An owner of an electronic shop was tested positive four days ago. Two of his family members also tested positive. After it came to fore, the person had sold liquor illegally, our team started to contact tracing and quarantined 108 persons. Most of them had purchased liquor from him on several occasions. Out the 108, eight have tested positive and reports of few are awaited,” he said.
The district has registered seven Covid-related deaths in the last three days. The district’s death toll is 34 — 18 from the city, 3 from Nagpur Rural, and 13 from other districts and states. Of the total deceased, 27 were male and 7 female.
No deaths were reported in March. In April two deaths were registered, followed by nine in May and 14 in June. Nine deaths have been recorded in the last 10 days.
(With inputs from timesofindia)