Bangalore Corona cases: Daily avg of cases in Bangalore up by 100 compared to Feb | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Over the past 10 days, the daily average of fresh Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru has shot up by about 100 compared to the daily average in February. Data accessed by TOI shows February’s daily average of fresh cases was 223, while the daily average in the first 10 days of March stands at 323 cases.
Though Bommanahalli and Yelahanka zone have the highest number of clusters, the highest number of cases have come from South Zone followed by East and West.
The daily average for January was 304 cases with Mahadevapura leading with 48 cases, followed by East (47) and West (32). The lowest number of cases was detected in Bengaluru Urban South taluk.
“The pandemic appears to be following a wave pattern with alternate ups and downs,” said Dr Bhaskar Rajakumar, nodal officer, BBMP (war room), who indicated the surge has coincided with schools and colleges reopening. “In December and January, colleges and other educational institutions reopened for regular classes and a number of students from other states and cities may have returned to Bengaluru,” he said.
However, the number of tests conducted daily also dropped in February, which is also a reason for the low numbers during the month. The most cases in February was reported from Bommanahalli zone with an average of 39 cases, followed by Mahadevapura and East with 35 cases, respectively.
The daily average in March is by the far the largest for the first 10 days of the past three months. Data accessed by TOI shows South Zone of BBMP limits has the highest daily average of 62 cases followed by Mahadevapura (52) and Bengaluru East (51).
“This is largely because of interstate travellers and increasing community events like weddings and other social gatherings,” said P Rajendra Cholan, special commissioner BBMP (health).
Since cases are on the rise, the civic agency is conducting random Covid-19 tests in apartments and colleges to ensure all positive cases are detected as quickly as possible and the virus spread is controlled. “There are two major clusters in the city — in Bommanahalli and Yelahanka — and cases are on the rise in other zones in the city,” Cholan admitted. “Random testing is aiding better management of the pandemic, but seriousness amongst people is very important. We will have a second wave of infections if the spread is not controlled quickly.”

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