A multistoried apartment complex in Kolkata’s Alipore Road was sealed on Tuesday after some residents tested positive.
It has several residential flats and offices. The building has been identified as one of the containment zones in Kolkata. Currently, the government has identified 18 containment zones and 1,872 isolation units in the city. The isolation units are single units/addresses demarcated on the basis of individuals testing positive. The containment zones on the other hand, are areas identified with larger number of positive cases detected in a specific area. The residents are said to have tested positive over a period of time.
The number of COVID-19 cases has especially gone up in Bengal in the past few days this week – with over 800 new cases reported each day for the past two days. There were over 700 new cases the day before that. Total number of cases in West Bengal increased to 22,987 on July 6, with the number of deaths at 779.
While the discharge rate has been a steady 66.27 per cent, the main reason for worry has been Kolkata and its surrounding districts Howrah, North and South 24 Parganas districts, and Hooghly. The number of cases in Kolkata has increased to 7,389, with another 3,941 cases reported from North 24 Parganas, 1,553 from South 24 Parganas, and 3,218 cases from Howrah. Another 1,236 cases were reported from Hooghly district.