With 212 new patients, Covid-19 cases in Mumbai near 1,000

PTI Mumbai | Updated on April 10, 2020

However, the State Health Department said that 132 cases were detected in Mumbai

The number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai rose to 993 with as many as 212 persons testing positive for the virus infection on Friday, the BMC said.

With ten Covid-19 patients dying during the day, the death toll increased to 64, said a release by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The number of patients who were discharged from hospitals after recovery rose to 69 from 65 the day before, it added.

However, the State Health Department said that 132 cases were detected in Mumbai and 210 more persons testing positive in the State. With the State Health Department said that the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra reached 1,574 on Friday.

11 more test positive in Dharavi

In Dharavi, eleven more people, including two who returned from the last month’s religious gathering at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, tested positive for coronavirus, taking the tally in the area to 28, civic officials said.

According to the officials, among the 11, three are women. One of them, one aged 29, is the wife of a doctor who tested positive earlier in Vaibhav Nagar, while the another one, aged 31, is a resident of the Kalyanwadi locality, they said. “Two people who figure in the list of police who returned from Markaz (Tablighi Jamaat’s event at its headquarters in Nizamuddin, Delhi) were also found positive,” said a senior BMC official.

He said one of them was a resident of Dr Baliga Nagar, while the other is from PMGP colony. “Both were already quarantined at the Rajiv Gandhi sports complex and have been now taken to hospital,” he said.

While five patients tested positive earlier in the day, six other cases came to light later. Of these six patients, five are residents of Mukund Nagar, while a 26- year-old man lives in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar chawl.

Other cases

Elsewhere, as per the State Health Department, 38 persons tested positive in Pune, 17 in Mira Bhayander, six in Nagpur, two each in Kalyan Dombivali, Thane and Buldhana, three each in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Akola, one each in Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Ratnagiri and Vasai-Virar. One patient admitted in Mumbai is from out of the state, it said.

Published on April 10, 2020

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