On Wednesday, Nagpur city crossed 300 cases, registering third batch of 100 cases within a span of 7 days. Prior to this, the second batch of 100 cases was recorded in just 12 days, while the first 100 cases of Nagpur were recorded in 44 days.
Nagpur is about to complete its three months since the first patient of COVID-19 from the city was reported on March 12. The said patient had returned from abroad with whom the whole crisis started. In time, those in his contact started testing positive. But all of them gradually recovered well, as they followed the institutional and home quarantine norms properly, which were provided by the doctors at the government hospital.
The city has till now noticed 4 deaths due to novel corona virus. All the four deaths were happened four different areas first being Satranjipura where a 68 year old male died, then a 70 year old Mominpura resident died of cardiac arrest when he was admitted for the treatment of corona virus. All these areas were sealed as soon the word of death spread amongst the citizens and as soon as the NMC officials got orders.
Administration started shifting the people from the hotspot areas in institutional quarantine. As the test results are coming out, the number of COVID-19 positive persons is increasing.
Earlier only one laboratory examined the samples that were at IGMC. Gradually the laboratories kept adding and results started releasing faster. With increase in availability of testing kits, the examination of samples too got increased.
Apart from laboratories at Government set-up, one at private set-up by the name of Dhruv pathology got recognised by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). When the examinations of samples of the people in Mominpura started, the number of positive cases started increasing. NMC has been studying the ground situation closely. NMC has War Room where doctors and Health Department officials are monitoring the situation regularly.