Covid case rise sharper in south Kolkata: Beckbagan, Tollygunge and Jadavpur under watch – Times of India

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KOLKATA: An analysis of the fresh Covid cases recorded in the past 10 days shows that south Kolkata has reported a larger number of positives — parts of Karaya and Beckbagan along with added areas of Tollygunge, Jadavpur, Mukundapur and Patuli reporting most of cases in the city compared to north Kolkata. According to Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Kolkata Police sources, a few wards in the south are reporting seven to nine cases daily.
The findings tally with those of the KMC urban primary health centres which have recorded a rise in Covid cases over the past 10 days.

According to KMC health department, large parts of south Kolkata under three boroughs — 10 to 12 and a stretch of Tollygunge, parts of Jodhpur Park, Jadavpur, Baghajatin, Mukundapur and Patuli — have shown a sharper rise in Covid cases so far compared to other spots.
The ward-wise data of Covid positive cases show a sharper spike in wards 65, 69, 92, 93 and 101. TOI found that maximum single-day cases were reported in wards 65 and 69 between Wednesday and Friday. While Ward 65 reported nine cases on Wednesday, Ward 69 reported eight cases on Thursday. These areas have parts of Ballygunge, Park Circus, Beckbagan and Tiljala. About seven cases have been reported from Ward 101, while six each from wards 92 and 93, all lying close to Mukundapur, Dhakuria, Garfa and Jodhpur Park.
“We have reasons to worry about a slight spurt in Covid since these areas — restricted under three boroughs — have reported multiple cases even in the first and second waves. We are keeping a strict vigil and taking all sorts of measures to prevent the infection from spreading into larger areas,” said a KMC health department official.
However, there is some comforting news, too. In none of the KMC’s 144 wards are daily figures averaging more than nine fresh cases per day. In the second wave, the three boroughs (10-12) had even witnessed 658 cases on a single day during the month of May-June.
“We need to add more swab collection as we have decided to ramp up the Covid testing,” a civic official said.
“We need to ramp up our Covid testing process so that citizens in large numbers can avail of the opportunity to get tested for Covid-19,” said a KMC Board of Administrators member Atin Ghosh.
The Kolkata Police said it has increased number of night nakas across the city with an emphasis on the south and EM Bypass. The cops said the past three days have seen over 300 violations. The cops have also decided to concentrate on the markets in these areas where they will hold special campaigns.
Sixteen markets including Behala, Simultala, Behala Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Haridevpur, Jadavpur, Bansdroni, Garia, Baghajatin, Bijoygarh, Sree Colony and Pallisree are under police watch.