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Malad reports the maximum number of COVID-19 cases; crosses the 7,000-mark

According to the data released by BMC, a total of 7,107 people have fallen victim to the coronavirus in Malad till August 3.

Malad reports the maximum number of COVID-19 cases; crosses the 7,000-mark
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Amidst the pandemic, the number of patients suffering from the coronavirus is increasing every day steadily in the state of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. At the moment, the western suburbs in Mumbai have been witnessing a rise in the cases of coronavirus which has led the civic authorities to impose certain lockdown norms in the areas.

According to the data released by BMC, a total of 7,107 people have fallen victim to the coronavirus in Malad till August 3. Meanwhile, in Dahisar till August 3, 2,913 patients suffering from the coronavirus have come forward. On the other hand, the total number of coronavirus cases in Borivali has reached 5,680 by August 3. By August 3, the total number of patients in Kandivali has propelled to 5,284.

In the past, in a bid to contain the spread of the disease, newer technologies such as door-to-door screening and smart helmet screening were introduced. This new-age high-tech 'smart helmet' visor has thermo-scan sensors which are touted to provide information about the temperature of passengers within a 7-metre radius.

Moreover, in view of the situation, the civic body had decided to conduct the Rapid antigen testing, especially in the Borivali and the Dahisar area as a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases. A rapid antigen test is a rapid diagnostic test suitable for point-of-care testing that directly detects the presence or absence of an antigen. This distinguishes it from other medical tests that detect antibodies or nucleic acid.

Meanwhile, on August 4, Maharashtra clocked 7,760 fresh cases of the coronavirus, propelling the state's COVID-19 tally to 4,57,956. At the moment, there are 1,42,151 active cases in the state. With 12,326 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day.

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