Written by: Luxman Singh
| Mumbai |
Published : 13. April 2020, 2:18:38
According to civil authorities, out of these 267 positive cases, a total of 2335 contacts have been identified so far. (file)
In massive sweeping exercises over the past two weeks, the municipal Brixanmumbai Corporation (BMC) has traced more than 2,300 contacts of patients with positive KOVID-19 results in the G-South ward, including Worley, Prabhadevy and Lower Paral.
Of the city’s 24 administrative offices, the G-South region, where the first case was reported on the 27th. Following the discovery of the disease on 1 March, 267 positive cases are currently the most affected. The total number of KOVID-19s in Mumbai is 1,399 with 91 deaths.
Of the total number of positive cases registered with the Agency, 37 were index cases, i.e. the first case in each group of the Agency, and 230 were contacts infected by these index cases. The majority of those infected are slum dwellers and poultry farmers, living in densely populated areas with insufficient access to water and sanitation.
Ten patients on the VIDOC-positive unit-19 died, 234 were admitted to various civilian facilities and 14 are in isolation, officials said. So far, only nine people have recovered.
Following the outbreak of numerous cases in the densely populated area of Worley-Coliwad and surrounding slums, KOWID-19 has been marked as a KOWID-19 hotspot, and officials in the G-South district say it is difficult to contain the virus further in the area. From Colivada, COVID-19 was reported in the overcrowded slums of Jijamata Nagar in Worley Naka and BDD Choles. In these areas there is about one lah in total.
Of the 267 coronavirus-positive patients in Pavilion 202, 34 live as sick people in slums, according to civil servants. Only 31 patients are residents of individual apartments.
For people living in slums, home quarantine is a difficult task, because at least four to five people live in rooms measuring three by three metres. In addition, it is difficult to avoid contact with other residents because the houses are connected, said a BMS official.
According to the civil authorities, out of these 267 positive cases, a total of 2 335 contacts have been followed up.
Of these, 531 contacts are a high risk and 19804 a low risk. Of these 2,335 contacts, more than 600 have been quarantined at the WSB institutions. Others were advised to quarantine their houses within 14 days. People in civilian facilities and under domestic quarantine will be screened and then civilian officers will check their health, either by telephone or by visiting their area, another citizen said.
Following the outbreak, which severely affected most of the office, J South office officials have designated 20 areas as areas where passenger traffic is completely restricted. The civil government has also closed the shops that sell basic necessities in these areas and provides food for the inhabitants.
Officials hope the situation will improve when more than 82% of cases are asymptomatic – 46 patients have symptoms and 221 do not. In anticipation of an increase in the number of cases, the civil administration has also set up institutional institutions within the Chamber with a capacity of more than 1,000 people.
Our efforts are going in the right direction. Sixty of the people quarantined at the various facilities have been positively verified. Similarly, 30 of the people tested in the clinics in Jijamata Nagar and Coliwad were found to be positive. So far, we’ve traced about 100 cases. We set up 19 teams of 51 people to monitor contacts and conduct door-to-door investigations in the room. About 1,000 community workers are employed to provide basic services in remote areas, said Sharad Ugadeh, Deputy City Commissioner for District G-South (Worley, Prabhadewee).
He went on to say: Only four new cases have been reported by the office in the last 24 hours. By identifying all high- and low-risk contacts and quarantining them, the spread of the virus is limited.
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