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Mumbai Covid surge: 90% patients in past 2 months from high-rise buildings

Round 90% of sufferers in Mumbai, who examined constructive for the novel coronavirus in January and February this 12 months, had been residents of high-rise buildings, whereas the remaining 10% had been from slums and chawls, the town civic physique mentioned on Friday.
Nevertheless, the state of affairs has modified to some extent this month because the variety of instances from slums are additionally going up, civic officers added.
Of the full variety of 23,002 individuals, who examined constructive for the lethal virus within the first two months of this 12 months, 90% had been residents of the constructing and 10% others from slums and chawls, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) mentioned in an official launch.
“However we at the moment are receiving a lot of sufferers from slums as nicely. Most of them are from center and decrease class background,” a senior physician of a civic hospital, who didn’t want to be named, mentioned.
The variety of Covid-19 containment zones and sealed buildings within the metropolis elevated by 170% and 66.42%, respectively, from the start of this month, the civic physique mentioned.
In line with the BMC’s Covid-19 dashboard, whereas the town had 10 containment zones and 137 sealed buildings on March 1, the variety of containment zones elevated to 27 and sealed buildings to 228 on March 10.
The dashboard identified that of the 7.46 lakh individuals dwelling in these zones, over 23% had been from slums and chawls, whereas the remaining 77% had been from sealed buildings.
Mumbai reported 1,508 new coronavirus instances on Thursday, taking its case tally to three,38,631, whereas the dying toll within the metropolis reached 11,515 with 4 extra fatalities, the civic physique mentioned.
The monetary capital of the nation had reported its first coronavirus affected person — a metropolis resident who had returned from Dubai — precisely a 12 months in the past, on March 11, 2020.
The instances peaked in September-October, after which there was a decline however since mid-February infections have surged once more.

Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 12/03/2021

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