Coronavirus Pandemic: Things going south for South Mumbai

The latest infographic by the civic body on Wednesday suggests that 282 of the 590 positive cases were detected in D, E, G-South and K- West wards.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Things going south for South Mumbai
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Mumbai has become the hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic. As on April 7, Tuesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 590 cases were reported. Among the 590 cases, nearly 50 per cent of the COVID-19 patients are from four of the 24 administrative wards of the civic body.

The latest infographic by the civic body on Wednesday suggests that 282 of the 590 positive cases were detected in D, E, G-South and K-West wards. The coronavirus outbreak has claimed 40 lives  in Mumbai. 

The data further highlights that the worst-hit area in Mumbai is the G-South ward with 133 positive cases. To put things in perspective, the ward had witnessed an almost 71 per cent rise in the COVID-19 cases on a single day (on 7 April) as there were only 78 cases till 6 April.

The G-South ward includes areas like:

  • Haji Ali
  • Mahalaxmi Racecourse
  • Worli
  • Lower Parel
  • Currey Road
  • Elphinstone Road
  • Sat Rasta

Notably, most parts of G-South ward fall under Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray's Worli Assembly constituency.

Majority of COVID-19 cases in the ward have been found in Elphinstone Road area and Worli Koliwada. As a precautionary measure, BMC has quarantined or admitted hundreds of residents to isolation wards in hospitals.

As per the infographic, G-South ward is followed by D, E and K-West ward, where 59, 46 and 43 COVID-19 patients have been found so far respectively. The G, D, and E wards are located in south-central ward whereas the K-West ward is located in Western suburban areas like Andheri and Vile Parle. Moreover, four other wards- H-East, P- North, K-East and M-West- have 33, 32, 27 and 23 COVID-19 patients respectively.

The situation is dire in these eight wards as they have recorded 397 of the total 590 COVID-19 patients, which is around 67 per cent of the total cases in the city. The data further showed that A, B and C wards in South Mumbai and T ward in North East Mumbai have less than seven cases each, with B ward recording the lowest number of patients, five cases.

Looking at the situation in the city, Mumbai has been declared as a hotspot for COVID-19 by the Centre. BMC has created 241 containment zones in the city so far, where at least one or more positive or suspected case of COVID-19 found.

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