For the sixth consecutive day, Bengaluru reported over one thousand COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. A total of 1,267 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, taking the active number of cases to 15,599.
However, according to the data provided by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), no new containment zones were identified in the city, as on July 14, Tuesday. While Bengaluru reported 4,616 containment zones so far, 3,452 zones continued to have active COVID-19 cases. This means that active patients in these containment zones are yet to recover or are still undergoing quarantine .
According to July 12 data provided by the BBMP, 4,117 streets, which have the residence of a COVID-19 patient, have demarcated perimeters. A total of 454 apartment complexes have been marked as containment zones. This means that the particular floor that has the flat of the COVID-19 patient(s) and the immediate floor above and below have demarcated perimeter.
South Ward has the highest number of containment zone, at 1,119, followed by West Zone (698) and East (522).
Here is the ward-wise break-up of the containment zones spread across BBMP limits:
Returned to normal: 314
Returned to normal: 117
Returned to normal: 331
Returned to normal: 83
Returned to normal: 31
Returned to normal: 8
Returned to normal: 10
Positive cases in wards
Meanwhile, the number of wards that have reported more than 50 cases continued to stay at 138 (out of 198).
Thirty-eight wards have reported more than 10 cases (less than 50) over the 24 hours between July 13 and 14.
Fifteen wards have recorded more than 10 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. These include Chikkalsandra (23), Shantala Nagar (21), Vasanthpura (19), Sarakki (17), Hombegowda Nagara (17), Jayanagar (16), Pattabhiram Nagar (15), Chamrajapet (15), Madivala (15), Mangammanapalya (15), Shakambari Nagar (13), Gayithri Nagar (13), Singasandra (11), Puttenahalli (11) and Yediyur (11).
Thanisandra, Bellanduru, Nilasandra, Yelchenahalli and Kadu Malleshwar Ward reported 10 new cases each.
In Bengaluru, 4,992 patients have recovered so far, and 378 deaths have been reported in the city.
Among the primary contacts, 165 patients are under quarantine, while 2,935 have completed their quarantine. Among the total 6,350 secondary contacts, 1,273 and 5,077 have undergone and complete te mandatory quarantine respectively.
As the city continues to see a steady rise in the number of cases, the Karnataka government has announced a one-week lockdown in Bengaluru, which is currently in force. The latest lockdown will continue till July 23.
Here is some information on the timings of shops, the activities allowed and restricted during this lockdown period in Bengaluru.