Navi Mumbai Observes Surge In Covid-19 Patients, Marks 60 Percent Recovery Rate

The lockdown has been extended to July 19 by the NMMC due to increasing Covid-19 cases.

Navi Mumbai Observes Surge In Covid-19 Patients, Marks 60 Percent Recovery Rate
The number of Covid-19 cases in India have crossed the 9 lakh mark. The state of Maharashtra is the worst-hit in the nation with a total of 2,60,924 coronavirus cases and the death toll stands at 10,482. While Mumbai city is gradually showing signs of recovering from the deadly virus, its neighbouring areas of Thane district and Navi Mumbai have become the budding hotspots for the virus. 

Navi Mumbai has seen a massive surge in the Covid-19 cases in the region. In the past five days, average 280 fresh cases are recorded in the Navi Mumbai area every day. Even though the recovery rate of the region has shown improvements, the number of patients found positive is not slowing down. On July 8, Navi Mumbai recorded a total tally of 8,279 cases. That number has shot up to 9,678 on July 13. 

Keeping the increasing coronavirus positive numbers in mind, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) decided to extend the lockdown from July 13 midnight to July 19 midnight. All shops and businesses have been asked to remain shut. The only exemption that is given is to for those selling essential items and pharmacies. 

Despite the high number of cases, the corporation has reported a large number of recovered and discharged cases in Navi Mumbai. It has also been reported that a total of 60 per cent of coronavirus infected patients are recovering in the area and as of July 13, 5,804 patients have recovered from the deadly virus and have been discharged. Around 4,9574 people have been home quarantining in Navi Mumbai, while 62,629 people have completed the quarantine period.

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