Majority Of COVID Cases In The City Are Now Creeping From High-Rise Buildings

In a turn of events, covid cases are now exceedingly being reported from high-rise buildings instead of slums.

Majority Of COVID Cases In The City Are Now Creeping From High-Rise Buildings

In four to five wards, a large part of the covid cases is emerging from high-rise buildings. According to certain reports, the BMC attributes it to the fact that the residents not just partake in social events, but also travel to tourist spots.

Mumbai reported 362 new cases on Sunday, with the total number now at 7,34,118. Additionally, the daily detection undertaken has diminished to below 500 since the last ten days, in the city.

On the flip side, the authorities also state that slums amongst the other heavily populous regions, are barely giving their fair share to new cases. Suresh Kakani, the Additional Municipal Commissioner, is said to have mentioned that K-West, H-West, S, and R-Central wards are significant leaders in new cases.

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Reports claim that whilst undertaking contact tracing, it was found that those infected were either at a social gathering or travelled to local spots. He, also added that for more than a month, cases in the city have plateaued. There has been a growing demand from the people to open certain services in the city, but the authorities are waiting to receive directions from the state.

The city’s active cases are under 8,000. 7,681 people on Sunday, in Mumbai, were under active covid care, whilst 550 are said to be critical. The bed occupancy for the virus is approximately 3,000 of 21,000 available beds.

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