(Dharshini.G, Intern journalist) Bengaluru: Upwards of 3,338 individuals infected with the novel coronavirus are untraceable in Bengaluru and an order is in progress to follow them, authorities have said. The number records for 7 percent of complete coronavirus positive individuals in the city.

The disturbing announcement comes as the IT capital wrestles with an extraordinary spike in COVID-19 cases over the past fortnight. The number of cases have gone up by almost 27,000 over the most recent 14 days from around 16,000.

Practically a large portion of the cases in Karnataka have been accounted for from Bengaluru alone. Health specialists state they have not had the option to follow the missing coronavirus patients regardless of best efforts.

“We could follow a portion of the positive patients with the assistance of police yet 3,338 are as yet untraceable. Some of them gave the wrong number and address at the hour of giving examples. They vanished in the wake of getting positive results,” said N Manjunath Prasad, an official of the city’s urban body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

Responding to this, specialists have chosen to request government identity cards and check mobile numbers before taking samples for coronavirus tests.

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