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Coronavirus cases in Mumbai at 330, 4 wards make up 40 per cent of patients – India Today

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Sunday released ward-wise data of Covid-19 cases in the Greater Mumbai area. Out of Mumbai’s 24 wards, four wards have more than 20 coronavirus cases as on April 4 and comprise 40 per cent of the total cases in the city.

As of April 4, Mumbai has reported 330 coronavirus cases, the BMC reported.

The most number of cases (58) have been reported from the G south ward which includes areas like Worli, Worli Koliwada, Tardeo and Lower Parel.

Worli Koliwada has emerged one of the epicentres in Mumbai with 15 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 160 high-risk contacts have been quarantined at the Poddar Hospital to avoid further spread.

A major reason for G-South ward having a huge spike in cases was due to a 65-year-old woman who ran a lunch stall on the Elphinstone Road and tested positive. Later, 12 people from her building also tested positive for coronavirus.

The containment areas in the ward are Worli Koliwada, Daya Veera Building and Lodha World One.

The D ward has reported 31 cases. It consists of posh addresses like Malabar Hill, Napean Sea Road and Walkeshwar. Most patients from the area are those who had travelled abroad in the past couple of months or had come in contact with such travellers.

There have been cases where drivers and security guards contracted the virus through their employers.

The D ward has around 20 buildings which have been designated as containment zones in Walkeshwar, Peddar Road, Mumbai Central and Opera House.

The K west ward has reported 25 cases and consists of prime areas like Juhu, Vile Parle, Andheri and Versova. Most cases have been reported in high-rises and bungalows and are of those with international travel history.

The containment zone in K west include 21 A-wing, New Heritage CHS, Minarette, 6th Floor, Flat No. 603, Khatiaj Hightech Tower, Kanwal Building, Mateshwari Chawl, Flat No. 502, Om Viraj Building, Paliram Road, C-304, Redrose Raviraj Complex, Off New Road, Andheri, Flat No.1503, Dhiraj Gaurav Heights, Near Infinity Mall, A16, Building, No.48, LSMCHS, Manish Nagar, Andheri (W).

K east has reported 24 Covid-19 cases. It consists of areas like Andheri East and Vile Parle East. The Chatrapati Shivaji International and Domestic airports come under this ward.

The containment zones in K- East is Shiv Shakti Apt. CHS, Shraddhanand Rd Vileparle (East), Padmavati CHS, Azad Road, Vileparle (East), Guru Arjun Dev CHS, Mahakali Caves Rd, Andheri (East), Bindra Complex, Koliwada Plot, Jogeshwari (East), Slum Area, Prem Nagar, Madras Masjid, Jogeshwari (East), Franciswadi, Jogeshwari East.

Today, containment efforts were started in G North ward’s Dharavi — a densely populated slum and semi-slum area of Mumbai which has five positive coronavirus cases.

The clock for Dharavi started ticking on April 1 when a 56-year-old man tested positive for the deadly virus and died on the same day. He had reportedly come in contact with a group of people who had visited the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.

In a pro-active measure, the MCGM is setting up health camps in Dr Baliga Nagar, which has two positive cases, to take swabs of symptomatic contacts and send it for testing. The population of Baliga Nagar is 2,500 with 132 senior citizens and 32 people having respiratory illnesses/cough and cold/fever. All will be checked and high-risk samples will be sent for testing to Haffkine Institute in Parel on priority. Till then the society will be sealed and grocery, food, medicine and other essential needs will be provided by the MCGM. Similar steps will be taken in other areas of Dharavi where positive cases have been found, said Kiran Dighavkar, ward officer G-north.

Cases in other wards: E ward- 19, P North- 18, H East- 18, M west- 17, M east- 17, N ward- 14, R south- 11, S ward- 11, T ward- 11, C ward- 7, P south- 7, H west- 7, A ward- 7, L ward- 6, F north- 5, R north-4, R central- 4, G north- 4, F south- 4 and B ward- 2.