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BMC marks four wards as COVID-19 hotspots in Mumbai

The number of active cases is highest from Andheri to Borivali. Initially, the coronavirus patient growth was higher in Chembur, Govandi and Bandra, but now the same has spread across the city, where data from several wards shows significantly increase

BMC marks four wards as COVID-19 hotspots in Mumbai
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Coronavirus cases in the city of Mumbai have increased exponentially and the tally is growing daily. As per reports, more than 11,000 new cases were identified in Mumbai on Sunday, April 4, 2021, and the average patient growth rate has also reached 1.61 per cent. 

Data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reveals that there are four Coronavirus hotspots in Mumbai, whereby the patient count has  increasing rapidly. Among the most affected areas are Goregaon, Bandra West, Andheri East-West and Chembur, which are on the radar as new COVID-19 hotspots. 

The number of active cases is highest from Andheri to Borivali. Initially, the patient growth was higher in Chembur, Govandi and Bandra, but now the same has spread across the city, where data from several wards has significantly risen.

From the second week of February, the number of patients in Mumbai started increasing.More than 25 patients died due to the infection on Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Moreover, due to the increase in the number of patients, the doubling period has come down to just 44 days. Ward-wise data shows that the doubling rate s 33 days in Goregaon, 34 days in Bandra West, 37 days in Andheri East and Jogeshwari, 37 days in Chembur and Govandi, and 38 days in Andheri West.

Currently, Andheri West has the highest number of active cases with 4,849  patients infected with COVID-19. Andheri East - Jogeshwari (K East) has 4171, R Central has 3549, R South has 3484 and P North has 3423 active patients.

Observing the rise in the cases, the BMC has sealed 167 buildings in Andheri West as containment zones or red zones. This is followed by 83 buildings in Parel division, 79 in Grant Road-Malabar Hill, 59 in Chembur-Govandi area and 57 in Byculla area.

CM Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday, April 4, 2021, announced new set of lockdown guidelines for the state of Maharashtra. This has been implemented to contain the spread of coronavirus infection. Citizens have been asked to leave homes only if necessary, and fine will be imposed if anyone is found violating the norms. 

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