MUMBAI: The total cases in the state breached the 9,000 mark, while Mumbai crossed 6,000 with the addition of 393 cases. Maharashtra now has 9,318 cases and 400 deaths and Mumbai has 6,169 cases and 244 deaths.
Of the state’s 36 districts, 27 continue to record cases regularly. There are only two —Wardha and Gadchiroli-—which are completely unaffected and in the green zone, while 7 districts have shown improvement, having not added new cases in the last 7 to 28 days or more. The progression time from the seventh and eighth 1,000 cases was just a day, unlike the sixth, fifth and latest (ninth) 1,000s that came in two days and the previous ones that had come in four and six days.
For Mumbai, the time taken for the past 1,000 cases was three days. The city continued to see a steep rise in cases. Of 393 reported on Tuesday, the BMC said 102 people who had tested positive in various private labs between April 25 to 26 have been added to the tally. Suresh Kakani, additional civic commissioner, said the cases were the result of vigorous testing. “We are nearing 4,000 tests a day,” he said. Asked why containment zones were going up despite the lockdown, he said while newer areas are being added, those who have completed the 14-day period are no longer zones. He said there was no community transmission in Mumbai as they have managed to trace the source of infection in most cases.
The civic report said out of 25 deaths, 5 had occurred between April 23 and 25. Around 17 patients had comorbidities, an official said. One deceased was below the age of 40 years, while 14 were above 60 years old. Ten were between 40 and 60 years of age. “Knowing the vulnerability of the agegroup above 60, we have started oxygen surveillance in communities, and those with less than 95% oxygen saturation will be sent for treatment,” Kakani said. He added the civic body was trying to ensure people don’t progress to the critical stage, where the survival rate is around 25%. As on Tuesday, 40 Covid-19 patients were critical across city hospitals.
As per the update from the Union health ministry, 2 districts — Chandrapur and Parbhani – have had no cases for 7 days or more. Sindhudurg and Beed have had no cases for 14 days or more, and Washim and Osmanabad have had no cases for 21 days or more. Gondia has had no cases for 28 days or more. There were four deaths from Jalgaon and two from Pune city.
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