Kolkata: The city of Howrah saw a shining hope as it witnessed a vast drop in its containment zones. The zones have been decreased from 74 to 22 in just a mere one and a half months. Another big update is that presently not a single area that comes under the supervision of HMC is in the containment zone.
Drop in containment zones in Howrah (Source - Millenium Post)
Howrah Municipal Corporation had 12 containment zones on the 4th of November. District authorities revealed the destinations of Sankrail, Domjoor, Shyampoor, Aamta, & Bagnnan as the remaining containment zones destinations. District personnel also said that 4 out of 22 are in the Howrah-Sadar sub-division and the remaining 18 are in the Uluberia sub-division.
There are many widescale steps has been taken in the area to stop the spread of the disease and presently over 900 RT-PCR & 1600 rapid antigens test takes place in the city's areas.
Moreover, 2.5% is the positivity rate for RT-PCR tests and 1.2% is the rate of rapid antigens test. The city also possesses 1326 covid related beds and the ICU and bed occupancy rate is 75% and 40% respectively. Dr. Bhabani Das revealed that on average, the city gets 140 to 150 positive cases in a day.