Color coded zones with COVID surge affect city health department
- Most cases increase in Ward 144 due to an increase in the IIM-C campus.
- West Bengal State Health Department declared pink and black zones in the city.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the city is not very high at the moment, but an increase in isolated cases is a concern for the local administration. Department 69 in Kolkata reported 14 cases in a week, leaving affected local authorities reported TOI.
Currently, Wards 69 and 68 have received a black code from the state health department, with seven and nine cases, respectively.
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The local administration is also concerned about the increase in COVID-19 cases in the city’s pockets. A sporadic spike in coronavirus cases in areas like Garia and Behala, and districts like Kasba, Garfa and Mukundapur.
West Bengal state on Wednesday reported 42 new cases, most of which were reported in the capital Kolkata. The state has seen an average of 35 daily cases in a mild resurgence of the coronavirus in eastern India over the past week.
So far, West Bengal has reported 20.2 lakh cases of COVID-19 and 21,203 deaths.