Unlock 3.0 in Mumbai: Coronavirus cases update and latest news from your city | Mumbai News

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As part of Unlock 3.0, the state government has allowed opening of malls, shopping complexes and market places in non-containment zones from August 5. However, due to high number of Covid cases in Kalyan-Dombivli, Thane and Mira-Bhayander, their municipal bodies have decided to keep the shutters down. Stay with us for latest updates.
*In a happy milestone for the worst-hit state, the number of recovered patients in Maharashtra is now double those under treatment. On Tuesday, the total recoveries crossed 2.99 lakh while active cases were 1.42 lakh.
*The state is now conducting more tests using rapid antigen kits than RT-PCR, considered gold standard for Sars-Cov2 detection. On Monday, 59% of the tests in the state were done using the antigen method. Experts recommend against its indiscriminate use due to accuracy issues.
*An analysis of Maharashtra’s numbers bears out the fact that recoveries from the novel coronavirus are fast outstripping the addition of active cases. This, in turn, has freed up teams to provide even better care to incoming patients, leading to a virtuous cycle that accelerates discharges further.
*Three police personnel, including an officer, succumbed to Covid on Monday, taking the state police force toll to 107.



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