The second capital of Maharashtra, Nagpur registered a sudden spurt in positive cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday when six new cases were reported. On Sunday Nagpur tested 15 positive cases, highest ever in the city. With these, the positive cases of COVID-19 reached 135.
In view of the sudden rise in the cases of COVID-19, the local authorities quarantined 750 people from Satranjipura alone, the hotspot of the deadly virus. The Municipal Commissioner of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Tukaram Munde informed, “We have quarantined 750 people from Satranjipura and will quarantine 500 more persons from there. We took this step as 80 positive cases were reported from the area and we found missing links in contact tracing.”
One 68-year old person from Satranjipura died of COVID-19 while several persons from the locality were tested positive.
Meanwhile, the government-run medical college and hospital developed an exclusive COVID-19 treatment centre in Nagpur with 220 beds on Tuesday. The Guardian Minister Nitin Raut today visited the hospital and expressed his satisfaction.
The new COVID-19 treatment centre will be equipped with 40 ventilators, 60-bedded ICU, pathology lab, surgery room, blood bank and etc.