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After a lull in the COVID activity for about 11 days in Mumbai, fresh cases surged to a new scale of 821 infections on Wednesday. As per reports, this count is second only to the 863 cases logged on June 5. The spike accounts for almost a 50% increment as compared to the last two days. While the virus uptick was traced to be a state phenomenon, with cases rising across Maharashtra, a dip in fatalities and positivity rate stretched a sense of respite.

A contrast of COVID trends in Mumbai & across

After reporting less than 10,00 cases for the last two days, Maharashtra reported around 10,107 cases on Wednesday. The surging effect was most prominent in state capital Mumbai, where COVID tallies shot up over the 800 mark in the last 24 hours. Here also, the daily surged was restricted to 572 and 530 cases on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. As per Wednesday records, the total caseload in Maharashtra stands at 59.3 lakh, while Mumbai's load looms over the 7.1 lakh count.

Meanwhile, the state's toll dipped to 237 deaths, from 388 virus-related fatalities on Tuesday. The morbid aggregate stands at 1.15 lakh, the highest across the nation. Parallelly, Mumbai's death rate has been steadily declining for a week now and was restricted to 11 deaths on Wednesday.

For the past five days, Mumbai's death toll has been contained below 20 and BMC officials are confident of a further decline. As per data records, Mumbai has witnessed around 15,227 deaths, since the dawn of the pandemic last year.

In another healing trend, the positivity ratio and the number of critical patients in the city have also declined. This can be attributed to the city's laudable Mumbai Model. However, the state's COVID task force believes that the city needs to adopt an aggressive testing strategy to tail and trace more cases, like Pune and Delhi.

Active recovery projects for flattening of peak

Mumbai has been projecting an active recovery, in line with the state's recuperative rate of 96%. This has resulted in a dip in the number of active cases across all districts. As per figures, Maharashtra nurses a total of 1.3 lakh COVID patients presently. Of this, Mumbai shares the load of 17,782 patients. This suggests the fattening of the peak here.

There are other 6 other districts in Maharashtra which are churning over 15% case positive rate, adding almost the same number of COVID infections to the state's load as Mumbai. Reportedly, containment measures will be implemented at priority focus in these regions. Officials also informed that the testing potentials will also be doubled here to expedite the tracking of high-risk contacts.

The first thought that pops up in our mind when we think of Khadi is- comfortable clothing! One might pick this indigenous fabric for casual outfits but who could have thought Khadi can also be used as elaborate bridal wear. A stunning display of a Khadi wedding collection at this year's expo at IGP, organised by the Khadi Gramodyog Board, garnered a lot of attention and changed the way this fabric is perceived by many.

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Shop ethnic creations from Route Crafts in Lucknow & look your best this festive season!

Route Crafts is all set to launch its new collection on the AJIO website this October 22.

If a glamorous ethnic makeover is all you wish for this festive season, just trace the path to Route Crafts and find your best fit, among its expansive authentic range! This fashion destination from Lucknow is only a startup as of now but has managed to become the talk of the town with its quality-marked handlooms, right from the grassroots to the urban city fashion-scape. Blending contemporary trends with traditional designs, Route Crafts' new catalogue will add a sparkle to your celebrations, so do check it out!

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The Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow has started two new facilities for patients suffering from haemophilia and leukaemia. The Haemophilia Physiotherapy Unit and a new ward for Peripherally Inserted Central Cannula (PICC) Line Care Centre have been set up in the Department of Haematology of this institute. As per reports, the PICC centre is built to facilitate painless chemotherapy of leukaemia patients.

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Add more sweetness to your Diwali celebrations with a Delicacy Box from The Hazelnut Factory

This Diwali indulge in the sweetness of a new range of sweets by THF in Lucknow

The Diwali season has already got our hearts craving for those festive munchies and we've yet again traced our steps to The Hazelnut Factory to satiate those sweet-tooth cravings! Well, being the patisserie genius it is, THF has curated a brand new mithai collection, and we're all excited to try the new flavours. These sweet delights by THF, packed in new and elegant boxes make for a perfect Diwali gift for your loved ones!

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Festive shopping can be a hectic task when your checklist is huge and you don't know where to get all that good stuff from. Easing matters for you, we've curated a list of stores in Hazratganj that have the best collections of festive footwear, funky jewellery, clothing and other accessories. Since Diwali and Karva Chauth are just around the corner, you shouldn't be wasting any more time thinking and head straight to these stores to shop from a wide range of collections.

With oxidised and fashion jewellery straight from Colaba and Bandra, Kolapuris from the south and much more, you can expect the best of collections while venturing out on this retail therapy session!

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MMRDA finally launches the last I-girder of the Mumbai Metro Corridor 2A

The MMRDA will now begin the task of laying tracks on Metro 2A.

Touching a big milestone, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has completed the viaduct work along the entire 18.5km pass of Metro 2A. The development agency will now move towards laying of track along with the DN Nagar - Link Road - Dahisar route. The feat has catapulted the Mumbai Metro 2A corridor closer to completion, ushering good news for commuters.

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Be the first to have a Smart Solar Home in Lucknow with HomeScape by Amplus Solar

After all, nothing but the best will work for your homes in Lucknow.

You set the standard. What you choose today, becomes the benchmark tomorrow. Such as the stunningly innovative HomeScape by Amplus Solar. A solar solution created for peak performance and long-term savings, moreover designed to suit your aesthetics. After all, nothing but the best will work for your homes in Lucknow.

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