8,478 recoveries outnumber new COVID cases detected in Mumbai on Sunday!

Reportedly, amplified COVID vaccination drives shall be implemented at all 132 centres in the city from today onwards.

Bringing some respite from the dreadful second wave of the COVID pandemic, Mumbai's daily infection tally remained below the 6k-mark for the second day in a row. With 5,542 new patients on Sunday, a significant dip was witnessed in Mumbai while the state's tally climbed up by an enormous 66,191. Alarmingly, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of fatalities on Sunday, with 832 victims succumbing to the highly contagious virus.


Recovery count exceeds new infections in Mumbai on Sunday

A count of 8,478 infected individuals recovered in the city on Sunday, exceeding the count of new detections by a notable margin. Detailing the statistics, Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation informed through their Twitter handle that the recovery rate in the city has improved with a dip in the doubling rate. As of now, Mumbai has been a witness to a total cumulative count of 6,27,664 COVID-affected individuals, out of which 12,790 individuals lost their lives to the virus. In the past week, the city has observed maximum deaths in 2021, owing to the accelerated second wave of the virus with multiple mutations.

Given these figures, the city and state authorities are trying to amp up measures for curtailing the spread of the virus. While Mumbai's medical infrastructure is being upgraded daily to accommodate the escalating count of severe patients, officials are also undertaking steps to amplify the vaccination drives in the state. As per reports, immunisation schedules shall be implemented at all 132 sites across Mumbai from today onwards.

Maharastra tally of COVID-related deaths breaks all records!

Breaching all previous records, the daily count of deceased individuals in Maharashtra spiralled up to 832 on Sunday. With this worrisome figure, the state's tally is inching closer to a daunting 65,000. One of the most affected states in the country, the state has witnessed the last second-highest figure on April 23, standing at 773.

Maharashtra has seen a cumulative tally of 42,95,027 COVID patients till now and 6,98,354 of these, are currently infected by the virus. While the state has witnessed a steady fatality rate of 1.5%, the recovery rate has improved marginally and ticked up to 82.2%. As per records, more than 35,30,060 have recovered from the coronavirus.

Public movement without e-pass permitted for THESE categories in Lucknow & other UP districts!

In an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities.

In a bid to prevent people from unnecessarily flocking outside amid peak COVID horror of the second wave, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has issued an e-pass system for public movement across the state. According to this order, the general public, except those involved in essential services, require an authorised electronic pass to validate their travel. However, in an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities and listed categories of services alongside public movements, that would not require an e-pass.

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Additional COVID-19 curbs imposed in Goa until May 10 in wake of COVID surge

Essential services will continue to operate in Goa without any restrictions.

Goa Government on Tuesday, imposed additional COVID-19 curbs across village panchayats and districts, to keep the coronavirus infection rise in check. The coastal state observed a 4-day lockdown that concluded on May 3, however, strict restrictions were ordained here for another week, till May 10. While the administration had listed the guidelines earlier, on Tuesday, it extended the scope of the prohibitions, to include non-essential services also. As per reports, restaurants too, have been allowed only for home delivery, instead of the earlier permitted operations at 50% capacity.

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Oxygen cylinder blast at Lucknow's Chinhat area stirs city dwellers amid widespread COVID chaos

Technical teams are assessing the situation at the spot and the cause of the blast will be made public soon.

While Lucknow stands shrouded beneath a storm of COVID troubles, an incident at the city's KT Oxygen Filling Station in Chinhat, has raised eyeballs across the city. An oxygen cylinder burst out at 3:30 PM on Wednesday while being reloaded at the facility and chaotic circumstances ensued after that. Taking quick control of the situation, the authorities implemented a relief program to help the individuals affected by the blast and further investigation has been initiated.

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In a first for India, Mumbai's Coastal Road project to be supported by monopile technology!

This is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

The construction work of Mumbai's Coastal Road project is going on in full swing, although the city still lies shrouded under the gloom of the raging pandemic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also deployed monopile technology for the project, that connects south Mumbai to the western suburbs. Breaking the usual trend of using group pile technology while making any bridge on a sea or river, this is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

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COVID cases in Indore exceed beyond ​the 1500-mark on Tuesday for over 3 weeks in a row!

On Tuesday, as many as 1,805 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Indore.

The rising scale of COVID-19 infections continues to cast the horrors of the pandemic in Indore, with the addition of 1,805 new cases on Tuesday. Besides adding to the active load, this new surge denotes that the daily spike of the fresh cases in Indore, has surged over the 15,000-mark for over 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the dip in the recovery rate further intensifies the pandemic crisis in the district.

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