The Deputy Commissioner of Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) and Health Department Chief Sambhaji Panpatte found to be COVID-19 positive. After his report, the Municipal Commissioner Dr Vijay Rathod has also been isolated himself in ‘Home Quarantine’ for 14 days. The commissioner’s swab was taken and his report is pending. A clerk working with the Health Department at the MBMC headquarters has succumbed to coronavirus infection on Wednesday.
Coronavirus infection is on the rise and there are more than 4800 tested positive in Mira Bhayandar till Wednesday. Now, the news is more than 12 officers and employees at the MBMC headquarters have been infected with Coronavirus. Health Department Chief and Deputy Commissioner, Sambhaji Panpatte has also shown symptoms of COVID-19. So, he went for swab testing. On Tuesday, his report has come positive. Panpatte had come to the office on Tuesday morning.
Now, those who came in his contact have to isolate them. On this ground, the MBMC commissioner will remain in home quarantine for 14 days. His throat swab has also been tested for COVID testing and report is still pending.
On June 23, Dr Rathod has been appointed as the new commissioner of MBMC, replacing Commissioner Chandrakant Dange.
Many employees in the Water Supply Department, Fire Department, Health Department, and Town Planning Department have been tested positive for Coronavirus.
However, Ramakrishna Gawde, a clerk working with the Health Department at the MBMC headquarters, died due to corona infection on Wednesday. He has admitted at the PV Joshi Hospital runs under Bhaktivedanta Hospital for treatment last week.
On Tuesday, mibhatimes.com has reported that more than 152 healthcare workers and 31 doctors have been tested positive for COVID-19, so far.
Cases in Mira Bhayandar
The Mira Bhayandar continued to witness a spike in the COVID-19 positives. On Wednesday 175 people tested positive for the virus and 4 people succumbed to the infection. However, 79 patients have been recovered.
There are 1163 active cases in the area at present. With Wednesday’s figures, the cumulative positive cases in MBMC has gone up to 4,808, the death toll has climbed to 176. The Municipal Corporation had collected 14,583 swab samples for testing of which 9153 cases are negative. However, reports of 622 swabs sent are still pending. While 3,469 patients have recovered so far.