MUMBAI: Thirty per cent of the Covid-19 cases in the city are from three civic wards with Worli, Byculla and Kurla as their hot spots.
These three wards, G-South, ‘E’ and ‘L’, had 1,267 of the 4,232 positive cases recorded in the city till Thursday.
While the number of positive cases in Worli had begun marching upwards from the start of the month, it was steep growth in recent days that brought Byculla and Kurla on the sensitive map.
G-South ward, which includes Worli and Lower Parel, had notched up 534 positive cases by Thursday, 27 more than a day before. ‘E’ ward, which includes Byculla and Mumbai Central, had risen to 421 cases, which was 53 more than a day before. In ‘L’ ward, which includes parts of Kurla and Saki Naka, the tally was 312 cases, 45 more than the previous day.
G-South ward, which recorded the highest number of cases from virtually the outset of the outbreak in the city, had 69 index cases, or individuals who brought the infection to the area. Over 3,500 contacts of infected persons were traced. The ward also saw over a dozen deaths.
‘E’ ward had reached 162 cases on Wednesday last week, and 349 on Tuesday. In ‘L’ ward, there were 92 cases recorded till Wednesday last week and 240 till Tuesday
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