Borivali the Only Ward with More Than 1,000 Active COVID-19 Cases

Borivali the Only Ward with More Than 1,000 Active COVID-19 Cases

As per official data provided by the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation), Borivali happens to the only ward among the 24 wards to have over 1,000 active COVID-19 cases. 

The authorities have mentioned that nearly 80 per cent of the cases are being reported from buildings and hence has stressed the importance of identifying cases and ensuring early hospitalization of senior citizens or those with comorbidities.  

It’s worth mentioning that the total number of active patients in the metropolitan region is below 20,000 as per official data. In areas like Andheri-Vile Parle, Malad, Dadar-Dharavi, and Bhandup, active cases now stand below 1,000. The doubling rate in these regions has decreased significantly since March, while Borivali currently remains the primary concern for the authorities.

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"The antigen test drives are going on in Borivli and 80 per cent of cases are from buildings," Vishvas Shankarvar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner of Zone 7 said.

A separate BMC official said that some are still flouting social distancing and mask regulations, which are two important elements to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, citizens have stood up to the challenge as evidenced by the falling doubling rate in areas that were seeing heavy caseloads just a few months prior.

It has been reported today that the Kalyan-Dombivli region has recorded 330 fresh cases and 9 deaths as on Thursday. Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded a total of 11,813 fresh cases on Thursday, while there were 9,115 COVID-19 recoveries in the day across the state.

While the cases are clearly coming down in the city, there’s no cause for celebrations yet. Deaths are still occurring due to COVID-19, particularly among the elderly and those with co-morbidities. So the battle isn’t won yet.  

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