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COVID-19 cases witness a surge in high-rises

As Mumbai experiences rise in COVID-19 cases, the number of containment zones in the housing societies has increased from 2,334 to 8,637.

COVID-19 cases witness a surge in high-rises
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The city of Mumbai has been experiencing a growth in cases of coronavirus in the last twelve days, especially in the buildings and housing societies compared to the slums.

From September 1 to September 12, the number of containment zones in the housing societies has increased from 2,334 to 8,637. In slums, however, the number of containment zones has come down to 20 from an earlier number of 557. Therefore, the current challenge for the BMC is to contain the spread of the disease in these high-rise buildings. In a bid to do so, the BMC is also said to be conducting door-to-door campaigns as a part of ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ initiative.

Even though the cases of coronavirus in the city were plateauing in the last few days, the number of patients suffering from COVID-19 witnessed an increase again. The number of patients in Mumbai has doubled from 84 to 58 days in the last ten days. On August 31, it was 84 days. More than 2,000 new patients suffering from the coronavirus were found in Mumbai every day in recent times.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra clocked 17,066 fresh cases of the coronavirus taking the COVID-19 tally in the state to 7,55,850. Moreover, the positivity rate, recovery rate, and fatality rate in Maharashtra for the coronavirus stand at 20.2 per cent, 70.16 per cent, and 2.77 per cent respectively.

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