Over 3,000 coronavirus positive people untraceable in Bengaluru

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Over 3,000 coronavirus positive people untraceable in Bengaluru
Over 3,000 coronavirus positive people untraceable in Bengaluru

Bengaluru : The coronavirus cases are rising sharply almost in every state of India, largely due to the lacklustre behaviour of the residents. Bengaluru has shown a sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases in recent days, and to make it scarier over 3,000 positive patients in the state have gone untraceable. The authorities are looking for patients.

The patients going untraceable leads to more problem as Bengaluru has registered 27,000 coronavirus cases in the last two weeks. The other major fact is that more than half of the total coronavirus cases in Karnataka are from Bengaluru only.

The health authorities have released the statement claiming that despite their best efforts, they have not been able to trace the missing coronavirus patients.

"We could trace some of the positive patients with the help of police but 3,338 are still untraceable. Some of them provided wrong mobile number and address at the time of giving samples. They disappeared after getting positive results," said N Manjunath Prasad, commissioner of the city's civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

The major concern is that the authorities have no information on whether they have quarantined themselves or roaming across the streets to make things murkier.

"We have to ensure that all the infected persons have to be traced and quarantined. We have prioritised it so that they could be traced and isolated," said the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwat Narayan.

For future, the authorities have made it compulsory for people to produce government-issued identity cards before conducting the coronavirus test. Karnataka on Saturday registered over 5,000 new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row, taking its total past 90,000.