Bhubaneswar: With 317 COVID-19 cases reported in the Odisha capital in the first 10 days of July, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has actually discovered that the increase in the number of coronavirus patients was mainly due to gross violation of social distancing standards, an official stated.
The spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases was seen after individuals began coming here from hotspot districts with limitations being reduced and numerous clients from outside the state capital are being confessed to city health centers, BMC commissioner P C Chaudhury stated.
” An overall of 317 cases were reported between July 1 and10 We discovered 61 of them were reported in different healthcare facilities and 212 patients have travel history and be available in contact with coronavirus patients found earlier. Others are residents,” he stated on Saturday.
” The surge in COVID-19 cases is due to gross violation of health safety and social distancing standards and people originating from hotspot districts,” he stated.
The BMC in association with the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) had started serology monitoring
” It focuses on determining the immunological status of the community and high-risk groups in the city,” RMRC director Saghamitra Pati said.
BMC sources stated the monitoring in 25 wards will be completed in two rounds.
Pati said the samples have actually been collected randomly from different high-risk groups such as health care staffers, security workers, media persons, municipal employees, detainees, shopkeepers and urban slum dwellers.
Chaudhury said the civic body is taking different measures to consist of the spread of the coronavirus disease.
He said a special method has been put in place for the slums where about 33 per cent of the Bhubaneswar population lives.
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