Corona-bomb blasts in Varanasi-region

Corona-bomb blasts in Varanasi-region

Varanasi: The COVID-19 blowout in Varanasi region has increased the worry of citizens. While Varanasi district recorded 38 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, Ballia, Mirzapur and Jaunpur districts too witnessed 49, 34 and 45 new positive cases respectively.

With 38 new cases of COVID-19, the tally rose to 798 in Varanasi. A total of 361 reports were received from BHU lab on Saturday with 38 positive cases. So far 26 patients died of COVID-19 in the district.

According to the daily medical bulletin issued by the district administration, so far 15,270 samples were collected for testing, of which the reports of 13,699 samples were received with 798 positive cases. The report of 1,571 samples are awaited.

Corona-bomb blasts in Varanasi-region

Meanwhile, the commercial activities remained suspended during the extended lockdown for two days. The police patrolling was seen in the district to prevent people from roaming on roads. The police and Rapid Action Force also took out route marches in many localities of the city. Checking drives were also seen on highways. The ASDM City Gulabchandra and SP City Vikas Chandra Tripathi also made rounds to sensitise the people for staying indoors and following guidelines to stay safe during COVID-19 menace. However, despite the lockdown several persons could be seen venturing out on roads and the ghats. The district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma caught many persons during checking drive.

With 49 new cases, the tally rose to 378 in Ballia district. According to Ballia CMO Dr. PK Mishra, so far 173 patients have cured, while two had died. Presently, there are 188 active cases in the district. The Ballia administration had already ordered for complete lockdown till July 21.

According to Mirzapur CMO Dr OP Tiwari, with 24 new cases, tally rose to 235 in the district. The number of active cases in the district is 120. In Jaunpur, the tally rose to 701 with 45 new cases on Saturday. So far 518 patients have cured, while nine persons had died.


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