In the wake of the lockdown relief in a major part of India, sixty people have tested positive for coronavirus in a single 200-meter lane in Kanpur. According to the authorities, a corporator staying in the locality was the one to catch the infection.
"In a bylane of Vidyut Colony located in Barra police headquarters area, 60 people have tested COVID-19 positive since Thursday. Most of them haven't shown any signs of the infection," Chief medic Dr Ashok Shukla was quoted as saying.
Shukla insists that the local corporator returned ill from Gorakhpur and alongside his representative had tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
"People who came in touch with the corporator and his representative were traced and during a span of 4 days, 60 locals were found to be COVID-19 positive. Of them, 20 are women. The densely populated bylane is barely 15 feet wide and almost 200 meter-long," Shukla said, sharing that the majority household earns living by selling milk, vegetables, and fruits.
They have been admitted to Rama Medical College and therefore the area has been declared as a hotspot, he said.
Ranjeet Singh, SHO of Barra police headquarters further told reporters that the residents of the bylane refrain from maintaining social distancing norms and are often seen traveling in groups and without wearing a mask.
Due to the increased relaxation in Lockdown 5.0, people are wandering carelessly. No control over the speed of COVID-19 infection in Uttar Pradesh.
On Sunday, 5173 samples were tested across the State, which returned 433 positive, while 4740 reported negative.
In UP, the total count of infected patients has now reached 10536. If Uttar Pradesh features a population of 23.15 crores, then it's only 0.0045 percent. On the opposite hand, within the last 24 hours, Coronavirus killed seven more people. So far, 275 people have lost their lives thanks to Coronavirus. On Sunday, 278 patients became healthy. 6185 (59 percent) patients are cured thus far, which is far better than the national average. There are now 4076 active cases.
Seven people died in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, three in Meerut, two in Agra, and one each in Lucknow and Kanpur. Among the 433 new patients, 46 were found in Ghaziabad, 34 in Bulandshahar, 21 each in Muzaffarnagar and Jaunpur, 20 in Noida, 18 each in Lucknow and Meerut, 17 in Kanpur, 16-16 in Agra and Baghpat, 15 in Aligarh. 12 people were found infected in Moradabad, 11 in Bijnor, 10 in Hardoi and Sambhal. Nine in Auraiya, Ayodhya, Barabanki and Deoria, eight in Fatehpur, six each in Varanasi, Basti and Shahjahanpur, five each in Ghazipur, Prayagraj, Rampur and Unnao, Gorakhpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Maharajganj, Etawah, Jhansi, Four patients are found in Rae Bareli and Amethi, Ballia and Azamgarh.