Covid-19: Mumbai, Maharashtra see lowest case rise in nearly 2 weeks | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: Maharashtra recorded 2,259 new cases on Tuesday to breach the 90,000 mark and reach 90,787. It’s the lowest single-day addition for the state since May 28. Mumbai added 1,015 cases, the lowest since May 27, taking its total to 51,100
The state reported 120 deaths, taking its toll to 3,289. Of the 120 deaths, 49 are from the last two days, while 71 are from May 11 to June 6, the state bulletin said. Mumbai reported 58 deaths, equalling its thirdhighest toll on June 6. The city’s toll is now 1,760.
The doubling rate of cases slowed to 20.67 days in the state and 24.5 days in Mumbai, as against the national rate of 16.05 days.
Min says flattening of the curve likely to begin soon
A presentation was made to the Maha Vikas Aghadi cabinet on the status of the Covid-19 outbreak in the state by health secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas.
A senior minister said that with the increase in the doubling rate and the steady increase in rate of patient discharge from hospitals, Maharashtra was moving on the right track, and it was likely that the flattening of the curve would begin soon. However, ministers raised concerns over the rise in number of deaths and the unavailability of beds and ambulances in the state, especially in Mumbai. “The scenes from the last two days of crowded buses and Marine Drive are a cause for concern. We have to closely monitor the rise in cases after the relaxations,” a minister said.
It was said that the mortality rate in the state has also gone up in the last week from 3.27% on May 26 to 3.58% as on June 8, which was higher than the overall national mortality rate of 2.80%.
Additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani said the BMC was adding ICU beds almost on a daily basis. “Currently we have around 1,100 beds and we are adding another 500-600 in the days to come,” he said. A senior doctor though pointed out that there was an acute crisis of nurses in the city and without them, beds cannot be augmented.
Meanwhile, in Thane Municipal Corporation, the virus claimed five more lives, taking the toll to 129, even as 145 new cases were added. Thane has crossed 4,000 cases. Officials said the maximum number of cases have been reported from the Wagle Estate area, where 31 cases were identified on Tuesday, while the other hotspot of Lokmanya-Savarkar Nagar saw another 21 cases. 89 fresh cases were reported from Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation areas, taking the total count there to 3,063. NMMC officials said four deaths were recorded on Tuesday, taking the total toll there to 96.
The Panvel City Municipal Corporation area reported 43 new cases, taking the total cases to 791. The PCMC area also reported 3 deaths, taking the toll to 36. Seven new cases were reported in Panvel taluka.

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