A man in his late-thirties from Navghar has become the ninth person to die due to COVID-19 in Mira-Bhayandar. However, with 21 positive COVID-19 cases, tally in twin city crosses 300 on Saturday.
The man died at Family Care Hospital on late Friday night, the officials said.
The patient was admitted to the hospital due to pneumonia and his sample was taken for testing the same day.
The official said the patient, who was in his late-thirties, died at the hospital on Friday night. His report came as positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
This is the ninth COVID-19 death in Mira-Bhayandar and first in Bhayandar (East). The twin city has reported 21 positive Coronavirus cases on Saturday including the death of an accountant, while 11 recovered from this deadly disease.
So far, Mira-Bhayandar has reported 312 positive cases, out of which 213 have recovered. The recovery rate is more than 68%. It is much higher than municipal corporations of Greater Mumbai, Thane and Pune. So far, nine deaths have been reported from here.
On May 01, a tailor who worked in Mumbai was admitted to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (Shatabdi) Hospital in Kandivali where he succumbed to COVID-19. However, sources said that the death was not recorded by the MBMC in its daily report. He was the eighth COVID-19 death.
Saturday’s report card
Thirteen of these 21 cases were reported from Mira Road, while the other cases were split between different areas in Bhayandar East and West. While 13 of the 21 positive cases were newly discovered, the eight were contacts of people earlier tested positive for the virus. While the youngest among the new positive cases was a 9-year-old boy from Poonam Sagar area, the eldest one is a 64-year-old man from Kashimira. He is admitted in COVID Care Center in Mira Road.
MBMC commissioner Chandrakant Dange told that while a majority of the positive cases on Saturday were either having travel history to Mumbai or their close contacts. The local spread was restricted to just two people on Saturday. “We have been able to contain the local spread to a large extent,” he said.