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Strict lockdown in Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar due to increasing coronavirus cases

The western suburbs especially Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar, have witnessed a steady rise in the number of patients suffering from coronavirus, observing which BMC has ensured strict protocols to contain the spread

Strict lockdown in Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar due to increasing coronavirus cases
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The western suburbs have witnessed a steady rise in the number of patients suffering from coronavirus. In view of the situation, BMC has now imposed a strict lockdown in these areas. Simultaneously, fever clinics have also been initiated so that screening of people can be done as effectively as possible. As per the data released by BMC, out of all these areas, Malad has the highest number of coronavirus patients.

According to the data, a total of 5,769 people have fallen victim to coronavirus in Malad till July 12, while 3,504 people have recovered and been discharged, 228 people have died. Meanwhile in Dahisar, till July 12, 2,186 patients have been diagnosed to have the coronavirus, out of which, so far, 1,391 people have been cured and 84 people have succumbed to the disease.

In Borivali, the total number of coronavirus patients reached 3,810 by July 12, out of which 2,247 people have recovered whereas 122 people have died. On the other hand, Kandivali, till July 12, clocked 3,789 patients of the coronavirus, out of which so far 2,377 people have been cured and 104 people have died as a consequence of the disease.

On July 14, Maharashtra recorded 6,497 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus disease, taking the overall tally of confirmed cases to 2,60,924, according to the state health department. That puts the state's tally marginally ahead of that of Iran, which has 2,59,652 cases as per global coronavirus tracking portal worldometer.

However, the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 10,482 after 193 patients succumbed to the illness in the last 24 hours. The number of recovered patients jumped by 4,182 in the same period to reach 1,44,507. As of July 13, there are 1,05,637 active cases in Maharashtra.

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