Coronavirus Cases In Mumbai Cross 4,000, Over 6,000 Now In Maharashtra

Maharashtra registered 778 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the state’s COVID-19 tally to 6,427, health officials said. Fourteen COVID-19 patients died on Thursday, taking the total to 283.

With 522 more people testing positive, Mumbai alone has 4,025 coronavirus cases now. The increase was the single-biggest jump for the city since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths in the city rose by six to 167, officials said.

In Mumbai’s Dharavi, Asia’s biggest slum that houses over 8 lakh people, the number of cases rose to 214 and number of deaths to 13.

The centre has declared Mumbai as one of the hotspots of COVID-19 in the country and various measures have been taken by the authorities to contain the spread of the virus in its densely populated slums.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has created as many as 813 containment zones, where at least one or more positive or suspected case of COVID-19 were found till April 21. People in these zones are not allowed to go out to stop the spread of the pandemic.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that his government’s focus was to reduce the mortality rate 000…of COVID-19 patients and increase the period during which the number of positive cases double.

He made the remarks during his video-conference interaction with the members of two central teams that toured Mumbai and Pune cities, the two coronavirus hotspots in the state.

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