Coronavirus Lockdown: Mumbai sees drop in new cases, city under control, says BMC chief

Updated: May 27, 2020, 18:08 | Sherlin Rajan
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    On Tuesday, a marginal drop was recorded in Mumbai's COVID-19 cases count with 1,002 new ones reported, even as Maharashtra recorded the highest number of single-day deaths at 97, with more than 2,000 fresh cases added to the state's toll.

    In picture: Migrant workers queue up in Sion. 

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    The metropolis also reported 39 fresh deaths due to COVID-19, taking the total count to 1,065, the civic body said.Of the 39 deceased, 25 patients had comorbidities.

    In picture: Officials visit the Byculla Command Centre to take stock of the beds in the quarantine facility for doctors and other healthcare staff, that was built in just four days. 

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    A total of 410 patients were discharged from hospitals in Mumbai in the day, taking their count to 8,814.

    In picture: A traffic jam on the Western Express Highway near Kherwadi Flyover in Bandra.

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    Maharashtra reported 97 coronavirus deaths -- highest in a day -- and 2,091 new patients, a health official said, adding that Mumbai alone accounted for 39 deaths.

    In picture: A passenger waits for her flight at the T2 Terminal of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. 

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    The death toll due to COVID-19 in the state thus rose to 1,792 while the tally of coronavirus cases reached 54,758.

    In picture: The arrivals gate at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport bear an empty look.

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    Civic officials also stated that there are 686 active containment zones in slum areas and chawls in Mumbai and 2,826 buildings have been sealed after residents tested positive. 

    In picture: Migrant workers queue up as they wait for a bus in Dharavi.

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    India reported 6,535 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to over 1.45 lakh.

    In picture: A man ride a bicycle with his father on the back seat in Wadala.

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    With 146 more deaths, the total death toll due to the disease has gone up to 4,167. Of total 1,45,380 cases in the country, 80,722 are active cases and 60,490 people have been cured or discharged.

    In picture: A civic worker rests after the day's work in Wadala

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    The Union Health Ministry said that recovery rate was 41.61 per cent and the case fatality rate is also showing a downward trend from 3.30 per cent (on April 15) to around 2.87 per cent at present which is amongst the lowest in the world.

    In picture: Migrant workers assemble at the Customs ground in Antop Hill.

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    Even as cases continue to rise, Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has assured that the city is very much under control. In his first press conference, he said after taking charge that the projected number of active cases was 44,000 till May end. But the number of active cases in Mumbai is 22,000 and it will be around 26,000-27,000 till month-end.

    In picture: Migrant workers queue up outside CSMT station.

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    He quoted studies by the ICMR that stated that only 30 per cent of patients require oxygen support while 10 per cent need ICU and ventilators. With Mumbai having around 14,000 beds in hospitals and 30,000 in CCC2 for mild or asymptomatic patients, he said that the  death rate will be below 3 per cent soon

    In picture: Migrant workers and their families crowd outside CSMT station.

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    Regarding several other issues such as unavailability of beds, ambulances waiting period, delays in lab reports, lying bodies in hospitals, he said that all issues have been taken care of. 

    In picture: Flight parked on the runway in the premises of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.                                                                                                                          

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    Chahal also asserted that the BMC has started providing real data in terms of the availability of beds and announced that the number of lines for 1916 helpline will be increased so that the waiting period comes down. He also declared that the number of ambulances has been increased four-fold and now 456 ambulances are available to ply patients.

    In picture: A man looks out of a bus that would ply migrant workers to the CSMT station for board the special Shramik train.

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    Maharashtra Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta said that the lockdown will be revoked in a planned manner. He said that a seven-member panel of IAS officers under additional finance secretary is working on the plan to lift the lockdown and it will be disclosed to the public soon. He added that there is a 'huge system' working on curbing the spread of COVID-19 and about 16,000 workers have been deployed just for contact tracing.

    In picture: A group of migrants take shelter under a truck to shade themselves from the scorching sun. 

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    The Maharashtra government has come up with new guidelines, following those of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per these guidelines, issued on May 24, international travellers will have to stay for only seven days in paid hotel quarantine and can spend the remaining seven days of the 14-day period at their homes

    In picture: Cops help migrant workers board a bus that would ply them to the CSMT Station to board the Shramik special train. 

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    The new guidelines signed by Ajoy Mehta, chief secretary, mention that seven days institutional quarantine will be enough with the rest of the seven days at home. After the traveller is assessed by the receiving states, 14 days home quarantine may be permitted in special cases with the mandatory use of Arogya Setu app.

    In picture: Labourers work on the Coastal Road project at Marine Drive.

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    The guidelines state that people with reasons such as pregnancy, death in the family, serious illness, parents accompanied by children below 10 years, a distressful situation, may be permitted home quarantine for 14 days.

    In picture: A young boy wears a comic book villain themed mask in Dadar

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    As per the guidelines, the passengers found to be symptomatic during screening on arrival will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. If the passengers staying at hotels test positive, the mild cases will be allowed home isolation, and those with moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated COVID-19 facilities.

    In picture: Dark clouds hover over Dadar station.

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    As Mumbai continues to be under a firm grip of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the airport authorities on Tuesday stayed vigilant and operated a limited number of flights in and out of the city a day after resuming domestic services. Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) in a statement stated that on Day 2, 44 flights, including 22 departures and 22 arrivals, operated from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

    In picture: Migratory flamingos were spotted at a marsh near Sewri Jetty.

    As per the guidelines, the passengers found to be symptomatic during screening on arrival will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. If the passengers staying at hotels test positive, the mild cases will be allowed home isolation, and those with moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated COVID-19 facilities.

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    The state had allowed 25 departures and 25 arrivals daily. The airport authorities had earlier cancelled three flights, but they operated later in the day.

    In picture: A dog sits near a tree at the chowpatty bandstand at Walkeshwar.

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A marginal drop was recorded in Mumbai's COVID-19 cases count on Tuesday with 1,002 new ones reported, even as Maharashtra recorded the highest number of single-day deaths at 97, with more than 2,000 fresh cases added to the state's toll. Even as cases continue to rise, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has assured that the city is very much under control. (Picture/Pradeep Dhivar, Ashish Raje, Suresh KK, Bipin Kokate, Shadab Khan, Sayyed Sameer Abedi- mid-day photographers)