The rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nagpur has become a major concern not only for the authorities but also for citizens at large. What’s more worrisome is the fact that while it took 45 days for Nagpur to record 100 COVID-19 cases, another hundred cases in the city were recorded in just 12 days! Yesterday, Nagpur saw the biggest spike in terms of COVID-19 positive cases, which took total number of cases beyond 200.
Nagpur recorded its first case of Coronavirus on March 11, 2020. A middle-aged-man working in an IT company and who had returned from a US trip tested positive for Coronavirus. Thereafter, a Khamla resident, who returned from Delhi, was tested positive for the virus. Close contacts of both of these men were affected and later turned out to be positive for the viurus. Cases also emerged in Satranjipura and Mominpura areas of Nagpur. Gradually, till April 24, the cases continue to rise taking the number of cases in Nagpur beyond 100.
It is to be noted that the man from Satranjipura, who was tested positive for the virus after his death, became a source of virus to more than 100 people, who visited him during his final days or visited his house after his death. A man from Mominpura, who returned from Delhi, was also tested positive for the virus and is said to have been a source of virus to several others.
Following the spike in cases, Nagpur Municipal Corporation quarantined 1,408 citizens of Satranjipura. Over the last few days, more than 500 residents of Mominpura were also quarantined. While most of the cases turning out to be positive in Nagpur are the people, who have already been quarantined, yesterday’s (May 6) news of a 22-year-old boy from Parvati Nagar testing positive for virus after his death has left everybody worried. The area has now been sealed and people who came in touch with the deceased are being quarantined.
While three COVID-19 positive men have died, 65 people have been discharged from the hospital so far.