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Mumbai’s COVID BELT: Dharavi, Worli, Malabar Hill, Byculla

While the Coronavirus pandemic seems to never end, India’s prominent states have been reporting bulk cases of COVID-19 with fatalities soaring high each passing day.
Maharashtra the worst impacted state by the Coronavirus pandemic is nearing 10,000 cases.
Maharashtra tops the country in terms of rising coronavirus infection.
As of Thursday morning, 9,915 people have been reported to be affected from the virus, with death toll at 432, while 1,593 people have been discharged from the hospital.

Maharashtra’s populous capital city of Mumbai is notching new heights in Coronavirus cases, as city’s  COVID-19 toll reports highest daily deaths, 475 new infection cases with tally reaching upto 6,457

Mumbai’s COVID-19 is swarming across four municipal wards in south Mumbai while emphasising its milder presence in western suburbs of north Mumbai.

Mumbai’s most COVID-19 cases are emerging from the 4 wards- G-North, G-South, D and E
These wards have managed to own several containment zones of the deadly contagion within itself, These zones have unitedly appeared to be a COVID-19 belt posing to be a considerably large outbreak.

At present, the wards are sprawling with infection cases with G-south having 600 positive cases, G-North having over 350 cases, D-ward with 258 positive cases while E ward is nearing 500 positive cases.

The central teams assessing these areas believe that both the containment zones and the clusters in the western suburbs need strict perimeter control.

The central teams have urged BMC to ensure daily sanitisation of these areas with contact tracing measures to contain the spread of the disease.

Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi informed that containment zones are strictly being monitored with cameras tracking all movements in these areas, besides continuous disinfection, screening and testing activities are dedicatedly being undertaken within these zones.

With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing proactive measures like rigorous hunting for active cases, dissemination of information to avoid fake rumours, along with deployment of trained COVID volunteers and an increase in dedicated COVID hospitals in the metropolitan city’s region is utmost important.

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