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COVID-19 cases may increase if the temperature drops

Medical experts from the task force said the risk of COVID-19 likely to increase by the end of December.

COVID-19 cases may increase if the temperature drops
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Post-Diwali the cases in the financial capital have increased. However, the death rate in the city has not been impacted, which is a good sign. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) claims that the period till Mid-December will be a crucial period as there are chances of another spike. Medical experts are of the opinion that if the temperature drops and the pollution level rises, then it could also result in cases of coronavirus increasing. Considering this, the state government and BMC are taking all necessary steps to keep the cases in check.

Recently BMC has started testing food delivery agents, salon staffers and security guards to curb the spread in the city. In addition, to avoid the second-wave, the state had launched 'My family, my responsibility' campaign under which a large number of people are being tested in the state.

Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 878 new COVID-19 cases, 764 recoveries and 18 deaths on Thursday (December 3), taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 2,83,689. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 13,154 active cases and 2,58,112 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 10,857 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 91 per cent. At present 19,39,510 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 450 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 5,369 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

Maharashtra reported 5,182 new COVID-19 cases, 8,066 recoveries and 115 deaths on Thursday (December 3), taking the total number of cases in the state to 18,37,358. There are 85,535 active cases in the state and 17,03,274 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 47,472 in Maharashtra.

In total 11,059,305 people have been tested in Maharashtra. The states recovery rate is 92.70 per cent. In the state, 5,48,137 people are in-home quarantine while 5,939 persons are in institutional quarantine.

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