Mask-Up Mumbai! Daily COVID-19 cases rise to 2,087 in last 24 hours

Mask-Up Mumbai! Daily COVID-19 cases rise to 2,087 in last 24 hours

This Mumbai tally accounts for 50% of Maharashtra's daily load on Sunday

Mumbai recorded a rise of 2,087 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, marking the 5th consecutive day of tracing over 2000 infections in the city. As per reports, the test positivity rate in Mumbai has surged up to 13.9%, yielding a daily load that accounts for nearly 50% of the total state load. In the last 24 hours, 4,004 people tested positive for COVID-19 across Maharashtra. At the national level, Mumbai is responsible for 16.3% of all the cases reported in India on Sunday.

Hospitalisations due to COVID rise significantly

Amongst the new cases, about 95 patients required immediate hospitalisation and 11 needed oxygen support. With this, there are 13,897 active patients in Mumbai and 652 of them are undergoing treatment at hospitals. Reports have further suggested steep rise in the rate of ICU Admissions in Mumbai.

In the past 11 days, hospitalisations have gone up by 187% in private health centres and 117% in civic-run institutes. The maximum share of these are either eldrely or those with comorbidities.

As per the Maharashtra Health Department, the recovery rate in the state now stands at 97.84% while the fatality rate is 1.86%. The report also added that a total of 41,823 tests were conducted on Sunday, while noting the single tragic fatality in Mumbai.

How to Prevent COVID-19 transmission?

• Whenever you are outside in a public place, you should always wear a facemask. Make sure it covers both your nose and mouth completely.

• When you take off a mask, wash it if it’s a fabric mask. Safely dispose single-use masks after usage.

• Cover your mouth with a tissue while coughing or sneezing.

• Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser, immediately after you sneeze or cough. The sanitiser should contain at least 60-95% of alcohol.

• Some of the common surfaces or objects such as doorknobs and tabletops that may be accessed by everyone should be cleaned regularly.

• And above all, avoid going out if not necessary. Adhere to norms of social distancing when stepping out.

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