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COVID-19 cases rise over the 400 mark in Mumbai for the fifth consecutive day!

Mumbai is back in the list of 5 most infected districts in Maharashtra

Mumbai has recorded over 400 cases every day since the beginning of September, marking a distinct upward curve of the pandemic graph here. On Sunday, the city's fresh tally rose to 495 infections, recording the sharpest single-day uptick since August 5. As of now, Mumbai is nursing an active load of around 4,003 patients.

COVID surge targets high-rise buildings in Mumbai

The COVID-19 positivity ratio in Mumbai has scaled to a 2.4% mark, yielding an average of 409 cases in the past week (August 30 to September 5). As observed by the BMC, the new caseload is increasing predominantly in the high-rise areas of Mumbai, moving the civic authority to seal them. On the other hand, slums, which are also under the 'third wave' are not under any containment purview.

Besides Mumbai, the state has marked about seven 'districts of concern' including Pune, Ahmednagar, Satara, Solapur, Sangli, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg which are observing the pandemic surge. Data records suggest the rise of test positivity ratio here. Reportedly, the case positivity ratio in Pune and Ahmednagar have clocked up to the 6.58% and 5.08% mark, respectively, after being limited with the 5% line for several weeks.

Maharashtra makes arrangements to defeat the pandemic

In a conference here on Sunday, Chief Minister Thackerey urged people to mask-up and get vaccinated against the virus. It is the people who have the power to control or promote the 'third wave' COVID, he said, adding that the pandemic guard must not slip despite the dip in the cases. He encouraged the people to follow safety protocols to completely defeat the virus and its impact and not just reduce it to the endemic stage.

The Minister also informed that the government has upgraded the health infrastructure to avert the impact of a successive COVID wave when it strikes. From hospital beds to the supply of medical-grade oxygen, the state has boosted its preparations, in line with priority to citizen safety. The state is further making arrangements to ensure that the oxygen requirement does not go beyond its capacity of independently producing 1,400 metric tonnes a day, the CM said.

Kanpur Traffic Police announces road diversions at Mall Road in line with metro development work

Traffic will be regulated on the diverted route from 4 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday.

The Kanpur Traffic Police Department has announced its road diversion plan to ensure glitch-free commute in the city during the course of metro development work. Reportedly, the Kanpur Metro Rail Corporation has decided to set up a cross-arm intersection at the Motijheel Station of the Priority Corridor. This ongoing construction work will stretch till 6 AM on September 27 and all vehicles passing through this site will be redirected.

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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