About 56 patients who had tested positive for coronavirus in Mira-Bhayandar have recovered and discharged from the COVID-19 hospital on Saturday. This is 34.78 per cent of the total positive patients in the twin-city. This is an encouraging sign for twin city’s battle against the outbreak. So far, one of the virus hotspots in Maharashtra has reported 161 cases, including three deaths. Till date, 101 Covid-19 patients(62% of the cumulative figure) have been discharged after recuperating, according to data from the MBMC officials released at every evening shows including Saturday’s ‘good news’.
Mira-Bhayandar, which is in the red zone area, has received “good news” on Saturday morning. The 56 people who were discharged from Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Covid-19 Hospital were given sent off with the applause from the Municipal Commissioner, doctors and nurses. This time, tears of joy flowed in the eyes of the patients who have successfully recovered from the deadly coronavirus. The two-year-old toddler patient also recovered from the coronavirus.
“The recovery rate is a silver lining for frontline healthcare professionals engaged in containing the viral spread. This is also an indication of the right treatment protocols that have been put in place by doctors here,” said IAS Chandrakant Dange, Commissioner, Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation.
Mira-Bhayandar’s Covid-19 recovery rate is much higher than that of other municipal corporations in Maharashtra. Only 11 per cent of the patients in Mumbai have recovered, while 11506 patients found positives in the state total recovered from this deadly disease are 1876 till Friday.
“Unlike in some big cities, screening and isolation of people with Covid-19 symptoms have been more efficient in Mira-Bhayandar. We are not leaving anything to chance and that’s the reason the recovery cases in Mira-Bhayandar has been high,” a senior IAS officer said.
“Of the 55 people who recovered, some took less than 14 days and some between 14 to 26 days. Some officials claim the average recovery period was 22 days, but medical experts say the time varies.
So far, a total of 101 patients in the twin-city have been recovered and discharged from the hospitals. A total of 57 active corona positive patients are being treated in Mira-Bhayandar, while 03 patients have died due to coronavirus, so far in the city.
The first coronavirus patient was found in Mira Bhayandar on March 27. The number of patients doubling rate were four days to 102 by April 11. Municipal Commissioner Chandrakant Dange took serious note of this. And from April 18, there was a total lockdown, except for chemist and dairy shops in the city. During this period, home delivery of groceries, vegetables, chicken, meat and fish was started so that the citizens would not face any problem. The effect was seen and the duration of the patients doubling rate today reached to 22 days.