Maharashtra’s fresh Covid cases below 3,500 for five straight days
Maharashtra’s fresh Covid cases below 3,500 for five straight days

Maharashtra’s fresh Covid cases below 3,500 for five straight days

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NMMC healthcare workers doing tests at a hospital in Nerul
MUMBAI: As the state reported under 3,500 Covid cases for the fifth consecutive day, Mumbai reported a slight drop on Friday but continued to report over 400 cases. Maharashtra reported 3,286 cases and 51 deaths on Friday, while the city reported 446 cases and 6 deaths, taking the total count of cases to 7,40,305 and casualties to 16,074.
Meanwhile, after a decline in the number of daily cases prior to the Ganesh festival, the NMMC area has reported an upswing in fresh cases in the last few days. The total active cases have climbed to 647 from an all-time low of 525 recorded on September 14 and 15. The weekly average cases too have leaped to 65 per day from 51 a fortnight ago. On the other hand, the fatality rate has dropped now, and there were zero deaths recorded in the last few days.
Meanwhile, Mumbai additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani said the average cases detected in Mumbai has remained consistent between 300-400 even a month after local trains were started. Besides, in the past month, nearly 2 lakh people have entered the city. “These are cases of reverse migration that we have tracked at the ward level. The point is there has been no spurt despite heavy mobilisation of people,” Kakani said.
A ward-level exercise is being undertaken to track people who have returned from their native places post-Ganpati. Kakani said he has reviewed such cases and tests are being done where people have symptoms. “In certain wards, up to 8,000 returnees have been traced, and they would be followed up for symptoms,” he said. In terms of deaths, Mumbai has reported less than 100 fatalities in September, accounting for fewer than 7% of deaths in Maharashtra. State officials said the situation is under control, but the festive season and further opening up of sectors could lead to a surge if care is not taken. (With inputs from BB Nayak)
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