Number of cases and the death toll rise in Mumbai, Now it emerged as the epicentre of coronavirus spread in the country. Nearly 1,000 COVID-19 patients and 64 deaths, the Financial city has recorded over 65% of the cases and casualties of the state.
Maharashtra is the worst Coronavirus hit state in the country, with 1,385 cases, according to data shared by the Maharashtra state health department.
The number of cases in the entire country stands at 6761 with 206 deaths, as per the data shared by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
While Mumbai records little over 10% nationwide cases, the number of deaths raised to 25% of the country’s death toll.
The four hotspots in the city are – G south ward (Worli area): 199 cases, Byculla of E. Ward, Mazgaon area: 69 cases, Malabar Hill of D Ward, Girgaon area: 61 cases, and Andheri West region: 51 cases. Over 340 neighbourhoods in these hotspots have been sealed with the movement of only health and police officials and delivery boys allowed.
With cases of infections among health officials at private hospitals, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday directed a private hospital to quarantine all its nurses and stop new admissions. The directive came after two nurses of the hospital were tested positive. A senior BMC official said two nurses from Sushrusha Hospital in Dadar, aged 27 and 42, have tested positive for coronavirus. Cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi area have now reached 22, as five more persons from the slum tested positive for the virus infection here, the BMC said in a statement on Friday. Three people have died due to COVID-19 in the area.