Coronavirus Pandemic: Mumbai crosses the 500 mark; number of cases in Maharashtra reaches 868

As of April 6, 2020, the number of cases in Maharashtra have increased exponentially. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that keeping in the current scenario in mind, one should not assume that the lockdown will be lifted immediately after April 15

Coronavirus Pandemic: Mumbai crosses the 500 mark; number of cases in Maharashtra reaches 868
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As of April 6, 2020, the number of cases in Maharashtra has increased exponentially, reaching 868. Moreover, the number of cases in Mumbai has also crossed the 500-mark, reaching a total of 526.

The number of COVID-19 positive cases in other cities has also seen a rise, with Pune crossing the 100-mark with 101 cases, Pimpri with 39 cases, Sangli with 25 cases, Kalyan-Dombivli with 23 cases and Navi Mumbai identifying 22 cases. Until today, 45 death have been recorded and 66 patients have been treated and discharged successfully

Earlier today, BMC also released the data for different wards in Mumbai and it was observed that most cases in the city are identified in the Worli-Prabhadevi areas. But places like Grant Road and Andheri, both East and West, have significantly higher numbers. Keeping this in mind, BMC officials have sealed many localities in the city, calling them no-go zones, to ensure the safety of the residents. This move is also expected to contain the virus as officials are strictly not allowing any entry or exit from the sealed premised. Essentials are being provided to the residents in the respective areas. 

Further, Rajesh Tope also said that all the COVID19+ cases henceforth will only be treated at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital, Nanavati Hospital, Seven Hills Hospital and Kasturba Hospital. Further, he said that in the current scenario, the state needs help from the centre and has raised a request for 3.25 lakh PPE kits, 9 lakh N-95 masks, 99 lakh triple layer masks and 1,200 ventilators, in case of emergency. 

Looking at this pattern of increase, Maharashtra Health Minister, Rajesh Tope said that in the current scenario one should not assume that the lockdown will be lifted immediately after April 15, 2020. In an interview with NDTV, he further emphasised that a two-week extension of lockdown would be necessary at places where more cases are identified with time, especially in Mumbai and Pune. 

Below mentioned are the numbers from other parts of the state:

  • Thane 19
  • Vasai Virar 8
  • Ulhasnagar 1 
  • Panvel 11
  • Pune 101
  • Pimpri 39
  • Pune Gramin 1
  • Nagpur 17
  • Ahmednagar 23
  • Ratnagiri 2 
  • Aurangabad 10,
  • Yavatmal 04
  • Sangali 25, 
  • Satara 05
  • Usmanabad 3
  • Sindhudurg 01, 
  • Kolhapur 02,
  • Jalgaon 02, 
  • Buldhana 5
  • Gondia 1
  • Nashik 2
  • Palghar 1
  • Washim 1
  • Amaravati 1 
  • Latur 8
  • Hingoli 1
  • Jalna 1
  • Other states 2
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