Bengaluru among 4 districts in India with 1.5 lakh+ cases | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The tech capital is among four districts in the country that have reported more than 1.5 lakh coronavirus infections each. Bengaluru reached this unwanted milestone on September 7. Pune, with over 2 lakh cases, tops the list followed by Mumbai, where the rate of growth has been falling. Thane, also in Maharashtra, is the fourth district whose case count crossed 1.5 lakh on September 10.
Bengaluru had recorded more than 1.6 lakh positive cases till September 10. Pune’s tally had surpassed 2.1 lakh and Mumbai’s 1.6 lakh. Bengaluru’s jump from 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh cases has been the quickest among the four districts.

Bengaluru hit the 1-lakh mark on August 21 and added 50,000 more cases in 17 days to reach the count of 1.5 lakh on September 7.
In comparison, Pune, which set multiple daily records after infections started to peak in July, took 18 days — from 1 lakh cases on August 5 to 1.5 lakh on August
23. Mumbai took 25 days, whereas Delhi, which has seen over 2 lakh cases so far, took 39 days.
TOI had reported earlier that while the virus has spread across the country, the majority of the cases are occurring in five states, especially in big cities. Experts had earlier linked this trend to the concentration of states’ economic activities in their major cities.
CM Lakshmana, a professor at the Population Research Centre, ISEC, had conducted a study on various red zones and found that the initial spike in cases was linked to the high density of population in urban areas. He observed that people were now more free to move around, so factors such as how a state’s economy was distributed must be considered.
After the Unlock 2.0 phase, the capitals of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other big states reported lower case burden than Bengaluru. As on September 9, Bengaluru accounted for 37 per cent of all infections in Karnataka, Chennai had 30 per cent of Tamil Nadu’s cases and Mumbai had a share of 16.6 per cent in Maharashtra. Pune accounts for 22 per cent of Maharashtra’s tally. Andhra Pradesh, which has notified three capital cities, doesn’t have a single district with a disproportionate share of cases compared to others.

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