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BMC data shows 35 per cent drop in Micro Containment Zones in one week

Data released by the civic body, as of May 6, 2021, showed that the city had 96 areas with 617 buildings and 8658 as Containment Zones in Mumbai.

BMC data shows 35 per cent drop in Micro Containment Zones in one week
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A few weeks back, Mumbai saw an exponential increase in the COVID-19 cases. Observing this surge across districts in Maharashtra, the state government took strict decisions and imposed lockdown-like restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. However, over the last few weeks, the administration has noticed that the cases have dropped and the spread has been contained. This comes across as a piece of good news for the citizens who have been concerned about the infection for a while now. T

Data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) shows that along with decrease in the total cases, the number of Micro Containment Zones (MCZ) in Mumbai has also reduced by 35 per cent in one week. As per the ruled directed by the government, a residential building is declared as an MCZ If five or more COVID-19 patients are reported in any residential building.

As of now, Mumbai has a total of 728 active MCZs and this has reduced significantly from the previously recorded 1101 MCZs on April 28, 2021. 

BMC has sealed 215 buildings as MCZs in  Andheri West, with areas like Juhu, Vile Parle, Versova and Lokhandwala. This ward currently has the highest number of sealed buildings and is followed by 164 MCZs on Grant Road, Malabar Hill and Napier Sea Road. Meanwhile, 58 buildings have been sealed as MCZs in Kurla and Chandivali (Ward-L) and 56 in the Ward-E covering Byculla. 

Experts state that many COVID-19 patients were found at home and this could have increased the number of patients in the building eventually. 

Meanwhile, BMC data, as of May 6, 2021, shows that Mumbai had a total of over 6.68 lakh COVID-19 cases, of which more than six lakh patients have recovered from the infection. Currently. more than 50,000 patients are being treated for COVID-19. The civic body has also sealed 96 areas with 617 buildings and 8658 as Containment Zones in Mumbai.

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