Coronavirus Outbreak: Mumbai records 456 new cases in single day

The Covid-19 figures took a jump on Sunday as 456 new cases were registered by the state health department in Mumbai, taking the total to 2,724 of the region. Numbers in the slum pockets continued to grow as M East ward registered at least seven new cases, Dharavi 20 and Mahim four new cases.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 20, 2020 10:13 IST

Tags: India Corona
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With the latest ones, Dharavi now has 138 positive cases in total. Civic officials said six were registered from Fatima Chawl among the cases in Dharavi, which include a 7-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl. All four incidents in Mahim were high-risk encounters of Khar police station's 31-year-old constable. Eighteen new cases have been identified from different parts of G North district, including slums in Worli and Jijamata Nagar. However, no new deaths were registered on Sunday in the ward.

Officials from the state health department said a total of 552 new cases were reported across the state, making it the largest increase in a single day. Civic officials, as well as the Department of Health, said the number increase could be due to confirmation of test results that have been completed in the last few days. Of the total of 11 deaths recorded on Sunday in the state, six are from Mumbai, four from Malegaon, and one from Solapur and Ahmednagar each.

Civic officials reported that only two were senior citizens among the six deaths recorded on Sunday in the area. The six COVID-19 patients died between 17-19 April, and a 26-year-old who suffered from hypothyroidism was the youngest casualty among them. The city currently has 132 deaths in total. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has reached 4,200, and 507 patients have been discharged until the date of complete recovery.

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