Coronavirus Pandemic: Nine new patients test positive for COVID19 in and around Mumbai

Out of these nine patients, five have a travel history, while four came in close contact of others. Moreover, three patients are from other cities and six are from Mumbai.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Nine new patients test positive for COVID19 in and around Mumbai
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) released a statement on Thursday, March 27, 2020, confirming that 9 new cases have tested positive for coronavirus, in the city of Mumbai. It is said that out of the nine patients, five have a travel history, while four came in close contact of others. Moreover, three patients are from other cities and six are from Mumbai.

With this, the total number of cases in Mumbai increases to 58, and in places nearby increases to 28, making a total of 86 cases. Earlier in the evening, it was also reported that 12 members of one family in Sangli tested positive for Coronavirus. They were being treated at a hospital nearby.

Officials from various departments have been working hard to keep the country safe while promoting social distancing during the lockdown.

The state government is also trying its best to contain the virus and offer immediate treatment to ensure no further spread. With an aim to offer faster treatment, the ministry has decided to use trains as quarantine centres for the treatment. The CR officials recently announced the same.

Further, private companies have been arranging ventilators and other equipment which would be used it the coming weeks for treatment. Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra & Mahindra has made a prototype for ventilators which can be used for patients with breathing problems. This design once approved, will be manufactured and can be used by the health department officials at an affordable cost of INR 7500.

Further, Pune-based MyLab has also prepared a diagnostic kit which can reduce the testing time from 4 hours to 2.5 hours, and this would be available at INR 1200. MyLab's testing kit has been approved by the BMC as it was tested in some hospitals over the last few days. 

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