Thebengalurulive highlighted ward infections to discourage risky visits to CBD
Shanthala Nagar, which has the distinction of covering Bengaluru’s Central Business District, has overtaken the ‘notorious’ Padarayanapura ward with 92 positive cases, the highest for any ward in the state capital.
It is worth noting that not a single TV channel in the city nor newspapers that claim they ‘care’ for the city have reported on the significance of Shanthala Nagar (ward 111) having the highest number infections in Bengaluru.
thebengalurulive on Friday had reported, ‘Shanthala Nagar, Singasandra are new hotspots with 59 positive cases’ — https://thebengalurulive.com/shanthala-nagar-singasandra-are-new-hotspots-with-59-positive-cases/. Our purpose was to ensure that Bengalureans avoid travelling to the Central Business District as positive cases are being reported in large numbers from there.
Shanthala Nagar ward comprises the Central Business District of Bengaluru, Ashok Nagar, the MEG area, Elagondanapalya, the KSRP quarters, Victoria Layout, Austin Town (P), Xavier Layout, Langford Gardens and Richmond Town (P). On Friday, the ward reported the highest number of cases in the city with 62, taking its total tally to 92 and overtaking Padarayanapura’s 81 positive cases.
Even as Bengaluru reported 994 new cases, the highest single-day numbers for the city, BBMP’s Covid-19 war room in its 102nd bulletin shared details of 315 positive cases while listing wards with 10 or more cases.
After Shanthala Nagar, the ‘most infected’ wards are Chamarajpet (37 infections), Gandhi Nagar (36), Dharmaraya Swamy Temple (28) Rajarajeshwari Nagar (25), Srinagar (13), K R Market (13), Kadu Malleshwar (13), Vasanth Nagar (12), Vasanthpura (12), Basavanagudi (12), Rajaji Nagar (11), Jayanagar (11), Hemmigepura (10), Vishveshwara Puram (10) and Yediyur (10).