The West Bengal federal government has actually re-imposed a stringent lockdown in freshly defined containment zones of Kolkata and other districts throughout the state following a worrying rise in Covid-19 cases. The lockdown came into impact from 5 pm today, a day when the state reported 1,088 fresh cases and 27 deaths, its greatest ever 24- hour spike.
By The Way, West Bengal was amongst the few states to have actually relaxed lockdown limitations in the preliminary days.
Kolkata – terribly hit
Kolkata, the state capital, stays the worst affected district, with 322 brand-new cases being reported on a 24- hour basis, or around 30 percent of new cases.
Organisations, offices, and all federal government and private establishments will stay shut in these containment zones, 25 of which remain in Kolkata.
The city cops has begun cordoning off these locations with guard rails, barriers, and bamboo structures.
Public movement will be limited in these locations and non-essential services will not be allowed. Entry and exit of individuals across these containment zones will be barred.
Diminishing Healthcare Facility Space
Private medical facilities dealing with Covid-19 clients have 191 vacant beds (or 14 per cent vacancy) out of an overall of 1,368 offered. Of these, 44 uninhabited beds are “satellite centers”, the state health department dashboard discussed in a July 9 update.
In all, 33 premier personal health care health centers across Kolkata and North 24 Parganas are treating Covid clients.
Of the 80- odd government medical facilities (across the state) dealing with Covid-19 clients, 7 are in Kolkata. These healthcare facilities have 553 uninhabited facilities (27 per cent vacancy) out of an overall of 2,060 beds.
The total bed vacancy throughout state government centers stands at a high 73 percent (including Kolkata). Around 7,737 beds were uninhabited as of July 9, as versus an overall schedule of 10,658
Worsening Covid circumstance across state
As on Thursday, West Bengal taped a total of 25, 911 confirmed cases with 854 deaths. Of these, almost 80 percent people had co-morbidities, the state health department publication stated.
The state’s discharge rate likewise dropped to 64.93 percent on July 9, from a high of over 66 percent. Overall testing (daily) hovers around the 10,500-11,000 mark.
Apart from Kolkata, neighbouring districts or Howrah, North 24 Paraganas and South 24 Parganas have become brand-new hotspots having quite a large number of containment zones and have reported a high occurrence of infections.
North Bengal districts such as Malda, Uttar Dinajpur and Darjeeling, which had very few cases and were as soon as called green zones, now have high occurrence of infection.