One more person tested positive for coronavirus in Mira-Bhayandar on Friday, taking the total number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in the twin city to 30.
The 49-year-old man, a resident of Goddev Village in Bhayandar(East), was admitted to the isolation ward of the Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Government Hospital(designated COVID-19 Hospital) was tested positive, informed the Commissioner of MBMC, Chandrakant Dange.
The reports of his swab samples, which were sent to the designated laboratory for testing, arrived on Friday, confirming that he is suffering from COVID-19, he added.
He is a new patient not related to any of the old positive cases. However, he also doesn’t have any history of a foreign trip. Eighty-five other samples sent to the laboratory tested negative so far, Dange said.
Those who came in contact with the patients were identified and that they were being quarantined. With this, the number of coronavirus cases in Mira-Bhayandar has climbed to 30.
Out of these, two patients recovered and discharged whereas two succumbed to COVID-19. Still, there are 26 active positive patients in the twin city.
With 17 persons have been identified and quarantine on Friday, a total number of quarantined reached to 937. In which, 388 people had completed 14 days compulsory quarantine period. However, there are still 599 people under the observation of the administration. In which, 477 are under home quarantine and 66 people are in quarantine cell.
There are 56 patients in the isolation ward under MBMC. Fifty are in Pandit Bhimsen Joshi COVID Hospital, two are in Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, three in Seven Hills Hospital whereas on is admitted at Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Care Center at Jogeshwari.
Report from Mumbai
The total number of confirmed cases in Maharashtra rose to 1,574 on Friday, of which over 1,000 cases are from Mumbai, India’s epicentre for coronavirus pandemic.
In the last 24 hours, Mumbai alone reported at least 212 new positive coronavirus cases, the local civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. However, the figures released by the state government’s Health department stood slightly different at 132.
The BMC also noted that the death toll of coronavirus patients in the city reached 64, with over 10 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Of the 10 positive cases, five were reported from Dharavi, the highly-congested slum in the heart of Mumbai. Notably, Dharavi is Asia’s largest slum housing some 700,000 to 1 million people within a span of five square kilometre – full of narrow, dingy lanes.