A doctor conducts a swab test for coronavirus/ Representative image
A doctor conducts a swab test for coronavirus/ Representative image
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Indore: Post festivities and total unlock in city, Covid-19 cases have been increasing swiftly in the city.

Number of cases has crossed 10,000 mark in city, and there was a 26.92 per cent increase in the number of cases in August. As many as 2,743 patients were found in last 17 days - a jump from 7,448 (July 31) to 10,191 by August 17, which in percentage terms comes to 36.83 per cent. The number of days in doubling of cases is 40 days as it was

5,087 patients on July 9. Similarly, the number of days in doubling of active cases is 27 days as the number of active cases till August 17 was 3163, while it was 1,602 cases on July 21.

New areas

There is no relief for the citizens from the deadly Covid-19 virus as it spread its tentacles in 8 new areas on Monday.

Out of 142 patients who tested positive on Monday, maximum patients were found in Sukhliya and Shubham Palace Colony which have emerged as the new hotspot with 10 patients in each area.

Similarly, 5 patients each were found in Rajendra Nagar, Khatiwala Tank, and Jai Jagat Colony.

The 142 patients were found in 75 areas of the city on Monday.

Around 2 percent of positive patients, didn’t go outside their house

It is a known fact that people are getting infected by Covid-19 virus by going outside and meeting people but about 2 per cent of the infected patients are those who didn’t go out of their houses when they were infected.

A 75-year-old man of an apartment in Palasia area got infected and even succumbed during treatment. He had informed the team of contact tracing that he didn’t go out anywhere of his house for the last two-three months.

Similarly, there are many people especially elders who claimed that they didn’t go anywhere out but turned Covid-19 positive.

Meanwhile, district in-charge of Contact Tracing Dr Anil Dongre said, “About 2 per cent patients claimed that they didn’t go out anywhere. However, it is not possible as there must be a source of the virus-like someone who had come to meet them or they touched some infected areas or things.”

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