Nagpur: The orange city saw a sudden rise in coronavirus cases on Thursday with 94 people testing positive, along with a pregnant woman, a lady doctor and a corporation nurse. With these new cases, the toll of positive patients has touched to 265.
The local authorities are concerned about the sudden surge in cases and have sealed Parvati Nagpur in south Nagpur locality after a youth died of the deadly virus on Wednesday. Besides, around 150 people from Parvati Nagar were quarantined.
According to available information, the pregnant woman is from the densely-populated slum area of Tajbagh – which has now emerged as a COVID-19 hotspot. A doctor from the same area, a nurse working with a civic hospital from Ganeshpeth and a truck cleaner from Jaripatka also tested positive. The nurse, a COVID warrior is the first health worker in Vidarbha to get infected.
On the other hand, as many as seven police personnel of Nagpur city have been quarantined. Among them, one is the uncle of the 22-year-old youth from Parvati Nagpur, who died of the virus on Wednesday.
From across Vidarbha, Amravati has reported the maximum Covid-19 casualties at 11. Among the patients tested positive, one is a former Maharashtra minister and a senior BJP leader from Amravati. He was shifted from Amravati to government medical college and hospital at Nagpur on Tuesday when his health deteriorated. The ex-minister is put on oxygen support due to acute respiratory distress, a senior official of medical college informed.