Mumbai: Amidst the rise in new infections, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed local authorities to take whatever steps are required to stop the spread of Kovid-19 in Mumbai to be fully implemented in the city.
Mumbai’s Conservative Minister ANI quoted Aslam Sheikh as saying, “There are more cases in Mumbai. The Chief Minister has directed all the administration officials to take a decision on whatever is necessary.”
Mumbai reported more than 1,000 fresh infections for the sixth consecutive day on Monday. According to the Department of Health, the total number of infected patients in the city has increased to 3,34,572, with several 1,008 cases.
In the last 24 hours, after the death of four more people due to viral infection, the number of deaths has increased to 11,504, while 956 people who are discharged during the day as well as those recovering in the metropolis increased to 3,11,407 is.
BMC data showed that the average daily infection rate of Covid-19 cases in the city increased from 0.17 percent to 0.31 percent on February 18, while cases increased from 225 to 417 in one day.
A total of 17,849 samples were tested in Mumbai on Monday, after which the total number of tests has gone up to 34,34,610.
Most cases in Dharavi since October
Mumbai’s largest slum cluster is in a worrying situation for the authorities regarding Dharavi. On Monday, 18 new Kovid-19 cases were registered, the highest in a day after October.
A senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had said that the caseload of the area had gone up to 4,166.
The official said, “We are aggressively testing more and more people to curb the spread. Our team is identifying congested areas, especially in religious places and ensuring adequate testing . “