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Bengaluru has 85 active Covid-19 containment zones - Bengaluru News

Bengaluru, June 11 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 containment zones in the city rose to 85 with 244 active cases, said an official, here on Thursday.

by IANS | Updated Jun 11, 2020 11:54 AM

Bengaluru has 85 active Covid-19 containment zones - Bengaluru News

Bengaluru, June 11 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 containment zones in the city rose to 85 with 244 active cases, said an official, here on Thursday.

The city reported the first positive case in the entire state on March 8 and went on to record 564 cases. Of this, 244 were active till Wednesday. Of all the cases, 308 recovered and 21 succumbed to coronavirus.

Among the active containment zones, Padarayanapura in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) west zone recorded the highest number of cases at 70, followed by east zone's S.K. Gardens (24), west zone's Agrahara Dasarahalli (9) and south zone's Vishweshwara Puram (8).

Padarayanapura accounted for 66 per cent of the active cases.

Until Wednesday, the health department identified 1,935 primary contacts in the city, of which 1,343 (69 per cent) completed their prescribed quarantine requirement. As many as 592 (31 per cent) of the primary contacts are still in quarantine.

Among 6,064 secondary contacts, 5,077 (84 per cent) have finished their quarantine requirement even as 987 (16 per cent) continue to be in isolation.

The health department has conducted 50,415 tests and created 118 containment zones thus far. Of this, 85 are active. Recovery rate in Bengaluru has been estimated to be 54 per cent.

--IANS

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