184/198 wards race past the 100 mark
A ward-wise report of the number of
As many as 184 wards out of 198 within the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (
Wards such as Shantala Nagar, Sampangiram Nagar, Jayanagar, Chamrajpet and Pattabhi Ram Nagar have reported the highest number of cases while Devara Jeevanahalli, JP Nagar, T. Dasarahalli, Lakshmi Devi Nagar, Nayandahalli, Kuvempu Nagar, Devasandra, Rajagopal Nagar and Garudacharpalya have less than 100 cases.
Corporators representing the wards with least number of cases say they did not do anything different as compared to other wards to slow down the rate of transmission. They believe widespread awareness about the pandemic could have played a role in bringing down the cases. “Many residents had cut down unnecessary travel. Credit also goes to health and
Among the wards with the highest number of cases is Chamrajpet, which has recorded over 260 covid-19 positive cases. Its corporator, Kokila Chandrashekar, blamed the thickly populated areas including markets, commercial areas as the reasons for the spread of the virus.
Officials say that the infections will rise and fall over the next four weeks. “We may not see a sharp peak and then cases slowing down to nil anytime soon. It’s going to be a progressive rise and fall in cases,” the officer said.
The government is working overtime to handle any increase in the number of cases in the coming days. Adequate arrangements have been made both at the ward level and zonal level in terms of oxygen cylinders, ICU beds and Covid Care Centres to take care of any exigencies
— Tejasvi Surya, MP, Bengaluru South
BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said the civic body plans to test 20,000 people a day in the next one week. “We have been testing around 10,000 samples. The idea is to double the figure in a week’s time. We have been ramping up our facilities including manpower. The strategy is to test more people and to immediately isolate those who have tested positive. Testing more will help us bring down the mortality rate,” he said.
Tejasvi Surya, MP, Bengaluru South said, “The government is working overtime to handle any increase in the number of cases in the coming days.
Adequate arrangements have been made both at the ward level and zonal level in terms of
Chickpet MLA Uday Garudachar said that the pandemic had reduced many to paupers. His constituency is one of the worst-affected areas of the City. “We, along with the government, distributed over 20,000 ration kits. We are hoping the cases will come down at least by November,” he said.