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BMC ramps up contact tracing to curb COVID-19 cases

The BMC in a bid to battle the coronavirus has undertaken a vigorous campaign which involves extensive contact tracing.

BMC ramps up contact tracing to curb COVID-19 cases
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a bid to battle the coronavirus has undertaken a vigorous campaign which involves extensive contact tracing.

As a part of the campaign, 11,668 suspected patients have been diagnosed with the symptoms of the coronavirus, all of whom have been referred to COVID-19 care centres.

The Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal had earlier ordered a search party for the people who came in contact with the infected patients, according to which a search operation has been carried out. In the last 5 days, the municipality has succeeded in finding 67,965 people who came in contact with the COVID-19 patients. Of these, the symptoms for the coronavirus have been found in 11,668 people. The Municipal officials have further stated that the people in the low-risk group were placed under house isolation.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra has clocked 23,365 cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the COVID-19 tally in the state to 11,21,221. On the other hand, the number of recovered patients rose by 17,559, taking the tally of recovered cases to 7,92,832. The recovery rate in the state has dipped to 70.71 per cent, as against the national average of 78.53 per cent.

However, worries have increased over an infection spurt in Maharashtra's densely populated urban clusters like Mumbai and Thane, having reported 1,75,974 (+2378) and 1,62,754 (+5838) respectively.

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