Coronavirus outbreak: BMC clubs contaminated zones; 933 cases reported in Mumbai in a single day

Updated: May 16, 2020, 09:38 | Sherlin Rajan
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    On Friday, with 933 persons testing positive, the number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai rose to 17,512 and the death toll increased to 655 with 34 more deaths, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

    In picture: Essential services workers wait at the Western Express Highway in Kandivali (East) to board a special bus that ply them to their offices.

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    As many as 334 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals in Mumbai during the day, taking the number of recovered patients to 4,568, the civic body said.

    In picture: Migrant workers walk along the Thane-Nashik Express Highway as locals look on.

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    According to the BMC, 650 new suspected patients were admitted to hospitals. Of the 933 new patients, 231 had tested positive as per reports of various labs between May 11 and 12.

    In picture: Migrants leaving the city for their hometowns, walk towards a bus stop at Dharavi.

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    On Friday, as many as 1,576 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Maharashtra, taking the number of such patients in the state to 29,100, the health department said.

    In picture: A police constable heads home after her duty at Dharavi.

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    The health department said in a statement that as the virus claimed 49 more lives, the death toll rose to 1,068.

    In picture: Morning walkers are spotted taking a stroll on an empty road in Bandra Kurla Complex.

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    As many as 505 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals in the state, taking the number of recovered persons to 6,564. 

    In picture: Sun shines over a building in Bandra Kurla Complex

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    India's count of coronavirus cases crossed 80,000 on Friday increasing by 3,967 cases in the last 24 hours as the total recovery rate improved to 34.06 per cent.

    In picture: Workers clean the glass walls of the headquarters of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in Bandra Kurla Complex.

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    The total number of COVID-19 positive cases stands at 81,970 with 2,649 deaths while there are 51,401 active coronavirus cases. Health Ministry said that 27,920 people have been cured.

    In picture: Health workers wait to take a Coronavirus patient to a quarantine facility outside Saidham Temple at Western Express Highway near Thakur Complex in Kandivali (East).

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    The ministry said that 1,685 patients have been cured in the last 24 hours taking the total recovery rate at 34.06 per cent.

    In picture: Migrant labourers assemble on a ground in Byculla as they wait to be plied to CSMT station to board a special train to Gorakhpur.

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    Worldwide the total number of COVID-19 positive cases stand at 42,48,389 with 2,94,046 deaths and the fatality rate pegged at 6.92 per cent, whereas in India, the fatality rate is 3.23 per cent.

    In picture: Personnels of the State Reserve Police Force (SPRF) patrol in Damu Nagar, Kandivali (East)

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    The tally of COVID-19 cases in Dharavi, Mumbai's biggest slum sprawl, increased to 1,145 after 84 more persons tested positive.

    In picture: A police officer keep a check on vehicles running along the Western Express Highway near the Samata Nagar police station.

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    The jump was seen after 84 more persons tested positive for the infection, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.

    In picture: BMC health workers check each other's body temperature with a thermal scanner.

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    However, no new death was reported in Dharavi in the last 24 hours, the civic body said.

    In picture: A team of doctors and BMC health workers examine a man's temperature at a camp in Lokmanya Nagar near Kurla Garden.

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    Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Centre will launch a Rs 10,000 crore scheme for formalisation of micro food enterprises

    In picture: A young boy walks on the road with a bottle of water  in the scorching sun in Dadar.

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    The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 4.5 million, while the death toll has surpassed 307,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

    In picture: An RPF personnel keeps a check over migrants waiting outside the CSMT station to board a special train.

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    In Mumbai, twelve members of the Sai Dham temple in Kandivli East, who were distributing food and ration to the poor since the first day of lockdown, were tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

    In picture: A Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus ply essential services workers at the Western Express Highway in Kandivali (East).

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    In a bid to utilise manpower efficiently, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has divided Containment Zones (CZs) into two parts — manageable buildings and congested areas.

    In picture: A man walks along the Western Express Highway in Kandivali (East)

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    According to the latest information, in Mumbai the wards that had the maximum number of COVID-19 cases a month ago still have a large chunk of patients. Nine out of 24 wards recorded a 10-fold increase in cases over the last month, which is even higher than the city's 7.7 fold increase over the same period.

    In picture: A cyclist rides a bicycle along the Western Express Highway in Kandivali (East)

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    After the NSCI dome in Worli and the Nesco exhibition centre-ground in Goregaon, the BMC is taking over Wankhede stadium to convert it into a quarantine facility for high-risk asymptomatic contacts and infected emergency staff of the A Ward.

    In picture: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray visits the quarantine facility build in NESCO COVID Care Centre in Goregaon (East) with BMC additional commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal.

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    Earlier, the BMC acquired Worli-based National Sport Club of India's indoor stadium to set up quarantine and isolation facilities.

    In picture: A biker rides on the city road with an elderly woman.

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In its efforts to tackle the COVID-19 situation in the city better, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has increased the number of beds in hospitals and quarantine centres. The Mumbai civic body will take over Wankhede stadium to convert it into a quarantine facility for high-risk asymptomatic contacts and infected emergency staff.

(Pictures/Satej Shinde, Shadab Khan, Pradeep Dhivar, Sameer Markande, Suresh KK, Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Ashish Raje - mid-day photographers)