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COVID-19 recoveries in Mumbai surge over double the number of fresh cases on Tuesday!

Mumbai maps healing trends as coronavirus case count dips to the lowest tally since mid March

The COVID-19 infection tally dipped further to 2,554 cases in Mumbai on Tuesday, stabilising the second wave surge here. While this has been logged in as the lowest tally since mid-March, the escalating recoveries in Mumbai also add to the healing trends. In the last 24 hours, the recuperative rate in Mumbai surged over double the case count, awarding as many as 5,982 discharged. At present, the active caseload of the Financial Capital stands at 56,465 infections, the third-highest in Maharashtra.

Mumbai COVID control

The second wave horrors of the coronavirus pandemic seem to have mellowed in Mumbai, given the controlled rise and active recovery. Health statistics have highlighted that the city has managed to curb the active growth here to 13.3% in contrast to the soaring ratios of the past weeks. According to calculations, Mumbai had clocked in an alarming high of 53.15% active ratio, exactly a month ago (April 4, 2021).

This control over the fatal virus can be attributed to the state-imposed lockdown curbs and other strict restrictions in Mumbai. Medical experts have suggested that even though the fresh cases are on a decline, the prohibitory orders should not be withdrawn until the case positivity rate falls below the emergency radar.

Coronavirus vaccination drive picks momentum

In contrast to this drop, Mumbai's COVID vaccination drive has set a steady pace. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation received about 1 lakh vaccine doses and has started to resume the inoculation drive for beneficiaries aged 45 years and above, This segment of the immunity drive had been suspended earlier due to exhausted resources.

With limited stocks, Mumbai's vaccination campaign was restricted to only 5 centres across the MMR for only the 18 to 44 years age group. Here also, the jab was administered only to those beneficiaries who had pre-registered on the Co-WIN portal and were allotted a slot.

However, with replenished inventories, the BMC on Tuesday opened the Jumbo COVID centres to take on the vaccination drive. The first of its kind, drive-in vaccination booth at Dadar will also be functional, read reports. This is a designated facility for people aged over 45 years and above where beneficiaries can receive the vaccination jab without having to leave their car.

As yet, about 25,17,577 vaccine jabs have been administered in Mumbai since the beginning of the inoculation drive in January. The number is set to boom higher with the new consignment of doses received.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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