BBMP commissioner said the coronavirus patients do not share their correct details with the authorities when they go for testing which is why, he said, over 3,300 people infected with the novel coronavirus have remained untraceable in the city.
New Delhi, July 26:
As Bengaluru in Karnataka continues to struggle with an unprecedented spike in the coronavirus cases, the authorities have said that as many as 3,338 people who have tested positive for the infection are “untraceable”. A search is underway to trace the people infected with the novel coronavirus.
The reason for over 3,300 coronavirus patients remaining “untraceable” in Bengaluru is the patients’ unwillingness to provide their details, authorities said.
Speaking with India Today TV, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner said the patients do not share their correct details with the authorities when they go for testing which is why, he said, over 3,300 people infected with the novel coronavirus have remained untraceable in the city.
BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said, “There are 3,338 untraceable patients in the city. The reason is when patient goes for testing, they fill the form and give incomplete home address and wrong phone numbers. It gets reflected in the portal.”
The shocking revelation has come even as nearly half of Karnataka’s coronavirus cases are coming from Bengaluru urban alone.
On Saturday, Karnataka’s single-day coronavirus tally stood at 5,072. Out of the 5,072 fresh cases, 2,036 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone. The previous single-day spike recorded was on July 23 with 5,030 cases.
Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases with a total of 43,503 followed by Dakshina Kannada at 4,607 and Kalaburagi with 3,712 infections.
Karnataka has been enforcing a Sunday shutdown this month to contain the transmission of coronavirus in the state. A week-long lockdown in Bengaluru had ended on July 22.