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Maharashtra and Mumbai report lowest increase in Covid-19 cases in six days – Times of India

MUMBAI: The state on Monday recorded 6,497 coronavirus cases, its lowest increase in the last six days. With this, cases in the state are 2,60,924. Cases in Mumbai too registered a dip with 1,158 being also its lowest in six days. The number of patients currently under treatment in the state is over 1.05 lakh.
Though Mumbai had been adding between 1,200-1,300 cases each day, the state saw over 7,000 cases being added to its daily tally every day last week. BMC chief IS Chahal said the city’s doubling rate now was 50 days, among the highest in the country. In Mumbai, the total positive cases stood at 94,146, of which 22,900 are under active treatment now, said civic officials.

Maharashtra reported 193 deaths, taking total deaths to 10,482. The case fatality rate is also down to 4%. With the addition of 47 deaths on Monday, Mumbai’s toll is 5,335, and CFR for the city is close to 6%. Doctors said priority should be to bring down the death rate to at least half of that. Civic authorities said 37 of 47 victims had co-morbidities.
State officials said besides Mumbai’s fatality rate, the situation in MMR continues to be worrisome as cases are rising rapidly. Doubling time for most corporations in MMR is between 15-20 days, which has to increase for health infrastructure there to cope. On Monday, MMR added 2,649 cases, almost double that of Mumbai.
Within MMR, Kalyan-Dombivli reported 427 new patients and 9 deaths, taking the number of patients to 13,240, with 198 deaths. KDMC has formed teams to implement the Dharavi model to screen and pick up suspects. MNS MLA Pramod Patil has demanded time taken for providing test results be reduced as it still takes 2-3 days.
In Thane, 333 fresh cases were reported, taking the tally to 13,675 while 7 deaths were reported, taking the toll to 496. Monday’s numbers were highest in Majiwada-Manpada ward at 71, followed by Napuada-Kopri ward at 65, while numbers in Mumbra showed a drop to single digits at 7.
“We stressed on door-todoor surveys, increased supply of immunity boosters, and early detection and treatment of symptoms helped us reduce numbers,” said AMC Mahesh Ahir. Thane corporation flagged off the antigen testing facility, which will be available at four centres including the Kalwa CSM hospital and primary health centres at Ghodbunder, Vartak Nagar and Wadia hospital premises.
Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation began doorto-door testing. Monday saw 8 deaths and 178 cases. The total is 5,746, with 199 deaths.