Here is a list of places in India that have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots.
Corona Virus pandemic has caused people to shut business and many corporations are bearing losses as unprecedented times lie in front of us. With more than 1300 positive cases reported and above 30 reports of death, India is getting ready to brace the impact of COVID-19 by enforcing pan-India lockdown and ensuring that every citizen abides by it.
10 prominent places have been recognized in the country as ‘hotspots’. The term refers to the location where a cluster of more than 10 cases are identified and if many such clusters are found in one area then it is considered a hotspot.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi is identified as the latest hotspot after over 2000 delegates gathered for a religious congregation.
Here is a list of places that have been identified as the hotspots in India.
- Nizamuddin: Nizamuddin has been identified as the top hotspot in Delhi as 37 positive cases and 6 deaths have been reported so far. Around 200 people have been taken away and are being kept in isolation in different hospitals.
- Bhilwara: Bhilwara in Rajasthan reported 26 positive cases as of 30th March as a private hospital staff was tested and 6 people were found to be positive.
- Gautam Buddha Nagar: 38 COVID-19 cases were reported in Gautam Buddha Nagar of Uttar Pradesh and, 1,865 people are being kept under surveillance in parts of Noida and Greater Noida.
- Meerut: The 13 cases that have been reported in Meerut can be traced back to the relatives and friends of a person who came back from his trip to Dubai and took public transport to travel. So far, 35 people have been put under quarantine.
- Mumbai: 10 deaths have been reported so far in Maharashtra, 8 in Mumbai and it is being believed that coronavirus has affected people living in slums as social distancing can not be practiced successfully in such areas. After Mumbai, Pune, Thane, and Sangli have the highest number of cases in Maharashtra.
- Ahmedabad: 3 deaths in Ahmedabad have been reported so far and the surveillance program is working on collecting the data and reporting the actual number of cases.
- Kasaragod: This district in Kerala has reported 82 positive cases so far and shares its boundaries with Karnataka. Out of 82, 72 people have travel history.