Guwahati has now become a hotspot of coronavirus in the state as the city has recorded 17,690 positive cases in 20 days with more than 100 fatalities. Assam has reported 28,060 COVID-19 positive cases while Kamrup Metro alone reported 12,254 positive cases in last 10 days.
Amid rising COVID cases in Kamrup metro, the Kamrup district administration has identified the eight (8) worst-affected areas as per the government's directive.
Biswajit Pegu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metropolitan District has listed Ward No 3, 8, 14, 16 24, 28, 29 and 31 has some of the worst COVID affected areas of the city.
The district administration has taken all necessary steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus from these areas.
Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has told the district administration not to declare the entire ward as containment zone but label the specific apartment, housing society, house or building as containment zone.
"Declaring the entire ward as containment zone could cause inconvenience to the people in general and the businesses in particular. We want to control the spread by causing least inconvenience to the people," the minister said.
Under Ward no 28 the most affected areas are Guwahati, Beltola, Basistha, Maidamgaon and Bormotoria. As many as 723 cases have been reported from these areas as of May 3.
In Ward no 16 a total of 506 people has been infected by COVID within a week. Fatashil Ambari, Bhaskarnagar, Barshapara and Dhirenpara are the areas included in Ward No 16.
Ward No 8 reported 419 Covid positive patients. The areas affected are Bhootnath, Kumarpara, A T road, Machkhowa and Athgaon.
Ward No 31 recorded 334 Covid cases. Khanapara, Panjabari, Six Mile, Darandha and Bagharbari are the affected areas.
Ward No 14 reported 318 Covid cases. Ulubari, Rihabari, Mahadevpur, Baninagar, D G P Complex, Bilpar, Manipuribasti and Salapara were the highest infected area in this ward.
In Ward No 3, as many as 293 Covid positive cases were reported within a week. The affected areas are Maligaon, Pandu, Rest Camp Colony, Water Works Railway Colony, Templeghat Colony and Boripara.
In Ward No 24, 281 people have tested positive within a week. Narengi, Forest gate, Bonda and Patharkoweri were the highest infected areas in this ward.
Total 328 people have tested positive for COVID-19 within a week in Ward No 29. Hatigaon, Sijubari, Notboma and Bhetapara were the infected areas in this ward.