Covid-19 hotspots in India

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Nizammudin in Delhi
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Nizammudin in Delhi

The south Delhi area famed for the dargah of Nizammudin Auliya became a Covid hotspot after a Tablighi Jamaat congregation was held between March 1-15. Over 2,000 delegates attended the event with participation of people from overseas including Indonesia and Malaysia as well. Delhi health minister Satyender Jain said 24 people have tested positive for coronavirus while 700 have been quarantined and 335 have been admitted to hospitals. Dilshad Garden which falls in the Shahadra district is another hotspot among the ten identified by the central government. The area came under surveillance after a coronavirus positive woman who came back from Saudi Arabia ended up infecting her daughter, two relatives and a Mohalla clinic doctor.

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Mumbai
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Mumbai

Maharashtra has seen the highest number of cases across all the states in India. Mumbai alone has seen 169 cases. A 56-year-old Dharavi resident died on Wednesday after testing positive for coronavirus. This has raised fears of spike in number of cases as Dharavi is Asia's largest slum and one of the most congested places on earth.

Kasaragod in Kerala
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Kasaragod in Kerala

Kasaragod comprises half of the total coronavirus cases in Kerala. A high number of returnees from the Gulf and their contacts caused the spike in this North Kerala district. The fact that it has one of the poorest healthcare infrastructure in the state along with lax surveillance may have led to the jump in the number of cases. Pathanamthitta in Kerala is another hotspot on the central government's list. Over 7,000 people are under observation.

Bhilwara in Rajasthan
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Bhilwara in Rajasthan

This textile town at one point was the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus in Rajasthan accounting for half of the cases. Stringent measures by the district administration made sure that the count has now come down with Jaipur emerging as the new centre with maximum cases in Rajasthan. A doctor at a private hospital in Bhilwara was the first case in the district who ended up infecting others in the hospital.

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Noida in Uttar Pradesh
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Noida in Uttar Pradesh

Noida has emerged as the covid hotspot in Uttar Pradesh with 45 total cases and 39 active cases. Seven new patients were reported - three on Tuesday night and four on Wednesday. The district administration has appealed to residents for taking safety precautions like social distancing and remaining indoors. Another hotspot on the list of ten is Meerut. Meerut had 19 positive cases as on Tuesday.

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Pune
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Pune

The first two cases in Maharashtra were reported from Pune on March 9. Since then the total cases have climbed up to 46. Around 3,500 people with foreign travel history along with their close contacts have been home quarantined.

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Ahmedabad
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Ahmedabad

One-third of the total cases in Gujarat have been reported from Ahmedabad making it one of the ten hotspots of coronavirus in the country. of the 74 cases reported in the state as on Tuesday, 23 are from Ahmedabad. (Representative Image)

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