Mumbai lockdown news: Today’s updates | Mumbai News


Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from Mumbai.
* Mumbai’s positivity rate jumps 6-fold to 18%
The city’s Covid-19 positivity rate has seen a sixfold jump since the start of April, which experts say is an indicator of the infection spreading rapidly. Currently, the percentage of people testing positive per 100 tests in Mumbai is 18%, i.e. nearly one of five people are testing positive.
* 6 wards have 43% cases, record 43% of recoveries too
Six of the city’s 24 administrative wards have each recorded over 2,000 Covid-19 cases, and together — 13,711 cases — account for 43% of Mumbai’s 31,988 cases (till Tuesday), show latest BMC data. Coincidentally, these wards have seen 3,599 patients recover and return home, accounting for 43% of the total 8,395 recoveries in the city.
* No orders on relaxing of curbs issued: State govt
The state government clarified on Wednesday evening that three “notifications” which were doing the rounds stating that the state has relaxed lockdown rules in red zones were not issued by it.
* Mumbai’s Corona strategies may be adopted nationally
Though hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak, civic officials have a reason to smile as some of their “innovative” mechanisms to control the virus may soon make it to national guidelines. Mobile fever clinics, involving private sector doctors, focus on oxygen-supported beds as well as door-to-door survey of senior citizens are some of the measures that earned all-round praise from high-powered central officials at a virtual meeting held on Wednesday. Teams from the BMC and the state government participated in the meeting held by the Indian Council of Medical Research and Niti Aayog.
* Covid-19 splits blood vessels in lungs with its deadly bite
The lung may be the most affected organ in the Covid-19 pandemic, but little is known about the mechanism used by the novel coronavirus to cause lung failure and, subsequently, death in some cases.

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