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Coronavirus: With Covid-19 cases increasing in India, 15 cities that have surfaced as new areas of concern

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 June 2020, 13:21 IST

Just as total number of the coronavirus cases in the country crossed the 3 lakh mark, a number of cities have reported a spiral in the number of infections. Gurugram, Faridabad, Vadodara, Solapur and Guwahati are some of the cities which have witnessed a 45-50% increase in coronavirus cases in the past 10 days.

In Assam’s Guwahati, 50 per cent of the cases have turned up in the past 10 days. At the same time, in Varodara, an average of 50 cases are being reported daily.

The state of affairs is concerning in Gurugram also where 1,839 new cases were recorded between 2nd to 12th June. The ratio of cases stayed close to 63% in the course of this span.

Simultaneously, cities like Bharatpur, Nagaur, Raigarh, Faridabad, Agra, Lucknow, Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Nagpur are also area of concerns.

As the coronavirus cases have gone up in these cities, the government is progressively increasing steps to curb the spread of Covid-19.

32 new containment zones have been created by Haryana government in Gurugram on Saturday and Madhya Pradesh government is going to boost testing in Bhopal. There have been 147 new cases in the past four days in Indore and 163 in Bhopal.

Maharashtra government has spiralled the number of hotspots in Nagpur, where more than 100 cases were reported in last two days.

Data from across India display that 63% of country’s coronavirus patients are in 15 cities. Also, 54.73 of Maharashtra’s cases are from Mumbai. More than 70% of Tamil Nadu’s cases are from Chennai and Gujarat has 70.86% of the cases from Ahmedabad.

With regards to the number of patients in India, Maharashtra has the most with 18%. followed by Delhi at 12.22% and then Tamil Nadu which is responsible for 9.65%.

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First published: 14 June 2020, 13:01 IST