COVID-19: State witnesses new cases of 10,000 marks third time in a month

Coronavirus Maharashtra

Mumbai : The state reported fresh cases of coronavirus of around 10,000-level for the third time in July. The state health department informed that the number of active cases in the state zoomed above 1.50 lakh of which the lion’s share belongs to Pune and Thane, with Mumbai trailing at a distant third.

The ministry said that the death toll has now gone up to 14,994, while the total cases rose to 422,118 – both the highest in the country. Amid the rising number of cases, the lockdown in the containment zones in Thane and Mira Bhayandar have been extended till August 31.

However, the good news is that Mumbai, which was once the worst affected cities in the county owing to Covid-19, is now seeing positive changes in its situation, resulting in much needed relief to its citizens and various agencies. Asia’s biggest slum area, Dharavi – once the biggest hotspot in the city for Covid-19 – is now seeing a big change. The first case in Dharavi was reported on April 1. Dharavi has seen 253 deaths due to Covid-19 so far.

People from all corners are now praising and appreciating the civic authorities of Mumbai for dropping trend of fresh cases and deaths. Moreover, the way Dharavi has beaten coronavirus against all odds was even appreciated by World Health Organisation.

According to available information, the recovery rate in Mumbai now stands at 76 per cent and the doubling date is 76 days. The other figures too as BMC officials say are very encouraging. Mumbai now has 20,569 active cases while 87,074 have been discharged after they recovered. The Data released by the BMC said Mumbai has 614 active containment zones which consist of slums and chawls while 764 containment zones have been released of the restrictions where the situation improved.

Meanwhile, the Aviation regulator DGCA also extended the suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the country till August 31.On the other hand, with a record single-day surge of 55,078 infections, India’s Covid-19 caseload raced past 16 lakh in last 24 hours, just two days after it reached the 15-lakh mark.