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Mumbai Records 1,125 Fresh Coronavirus Cases, Fatality Toll Rises To 6,588

While the slum clusters of Dharavi reported just one COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, its neighbouring areas of Dadar and Mahim recorded 41 and 25 respectively.

Mumbai Records 1,125 Fresh Coronavirus Cases, Fatality Toll Rises To 6,588
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Mumbai recorded 1,125 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total caseload to 1,19,255 in the city. With 42 new deaths, the total number of fatalities has reached 6,588. As per the data provided by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 711 recovered patients were discharged in the last 24 hours in the city. The data suggests that the recoveries have gone up to 91,673 and there are 20,697 active cases across the city.  

The number of positive cases in the slum clusters of Dharavi has seen a decline since last month. On Wednesday, Dharavi reported just one coronavirus case, taking the total tally to 2,589. According to the BMC, Dharavi has 77 active cases and 2,254 patients have recovered so far. However, the civic body has stopped disclosing the death toll in the area. 

Meanwhile, the areas of Dadar and Mahim continue to report a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, Dadar recorded 41 fresh coronavirus cases taking the tally to 1,918 in the area. Dadar has 475 active cases and a total of 1,360 patients have recovered. The neighbouring area of Mahim recorded 25 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload to 1,793 in the area. Currently, there are 247 active cases in Mahim and about 1,472 patients have been cured.   

With the prevalence of the virus increasing day by day in the state, over 10,000 personnel of the Maharashtra Police have been infected so far. Out of them, 107 personnel including 10 officers have succumbed to the deadly virus in the state. As per media reports, 50 per cent of the fatalities were recorded from the Mumbai Police force.

With the start of Unlock 3.0, the state government has eased some restrictions and allowed malls, shopping complexes and shops to operate across the state. However, the Municipal corporations of the COVID-19 prone areas of Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali and Mira-Bhayandar have decided to keep the shops shut.   



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