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Coronavirus Outbreak: KDMC crosses the 25,000-mark

On August 9, the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation has recorded 319 cases of the coronavirus which propelled the COVID-19 tally in the area to reach 25,259 cases.

Coronavirus Outbreak: KDMC crosses the 25,000-mark
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On August 9, the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) recorded 319 cases of the coronavirus which propelled the COVID-19 tally in the area to reach 25,259 cases.

Meanwhile, 13 people succumbed to the disease which took the tally to 525. The KDMC had earlier crossed the 20,000-mark on August 1. Even though cases have witnessed a surge in the area, experts have opined that the civic body is now better equipped to deal with the surge in COVID-19 cases.

CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier inaugurated the laboratory and the two COVID-19 care facilities in Patidar hall in Shahad and Asra school in Kalyan via videoconferencing. Vijay Suryawanshi, KDMC Chief, further speaking to the media had stated that the two facilities will have 400 beds each including 300 oxygenated beds and 20 ICU ones. Furthermore, these labs are said to conduct 3,000 tests every day.

On the other hand, Maharashtra recorded 12,248 cases of the novel coronavirus, which propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 5,15,332. Currently, there are 1,45,558 active cases in the state. With 13,348 COVID-19 patients getting discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 3,51,710.

According to the Ministry of Health, India has tested more than 7 lakh people in the past 24 hours. With 53,879 patients getting discharged in the last 24 hours, the country's recovery rate has surged to 68.78 per cent.


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