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Sole silver lining: Fatality rate dips in Mumbai, Maharashtra – Times of India

MUMBAI: Both Mumbai and Maharashtra recorded fresh highs in the number of cases registered in the state’s tally for Monday. The only silver lining was the dip in the state’s case fatality rate from 7.5% on Sunday to 6.8% on Monday. For Mumbai too, it was 6.5%, down from 7% on Sunday. The state’s death toll is 160 now.
Of the 11 deaths reported on Monday, six were of people aged 60-plus while five were between 40-60 years of age. In the case of 8 of these deaths, the patients had other health issues like diabetes, hypertension.
A task force of senior doctors was set up on Tuesday to suggest interventions to bring down the high case fatality rate in Mumbai and MMR. Also, six special hospitals were designated for critically ill patients.
“All those who have diabetes, hypertension or heart ailments should strictly stay at home. Those on medicines should diligently complete their course,” said Dr Daksha Shah, deputy executive health officer. Among the deaths in Mumbai, two were of those in their 80s.
A 50-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man died at Sassoon hospital in Pune. The woman died on Monday; the man had died on Sunday, but his swab report showing him to be Covid-19 positive came on Monday. The total deaths in Pune Metropolitan Region (Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural) now stands at 32.
The State Director General of Police released data that showed seven police personnel-two officers (each from Mumbai and Thane) and five constables from Mumbai-have tested positive. They are undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, five police officers and 42 police constables from across the state have been put under home quarantine. A police constable from Bangur Nagar police station has tested positive. He was admitted to SevenHills hospital for treatment. But he tweeted from inside the hospital today that treatment had not been started and tagged the commissioner of police, the state home minister and chief minister. The local police station checked with the hospital and were told that formalities were taking time and treatment would be started shortly.

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