As per the official update by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation issued on July 31, the coronavirus tally of Navi Mumbai has reached to 14,987 as 360 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported within the limits of NMMC.
Moreover, four more deaths were reported, taking the number of fatalities to 411. On Thusrday, 362 patients fully recovered and were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of active cases to 4,460.
Notably, 10,116patients have successfully beaten the virus so far, taking up the recovery rate to 67 percent. Reports of 289 patients are pending as of now.
With the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients improving and the case doubling time soaring, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation is gradually shutting down its small or medium isolation centres, an official said here on Friday.
The trend started in early July when the BMC started shutting down its centres in Dharavi - Asia's biggest slum - where the coronavirus spread came under grips.
As the city's doubling period has almost doubled to 75 days and recovery rate zoomed to 76 per cent in July, the BMC has initiated closing down or handing back of various isolation centres acquired for quarantining Covid patients.
"We have recorded a drastic reduction in the number of active cases and we are confident it will reduce further in the coming weeks. There is a surplus of the facilities with the jumbo hospitals also in operation since April in Mumbai," said the official, requesting anonymity.
Accordingly, the civic body has started withdrawing from most of the smaller or medium-sized facilities but with a condition that these would be re-acquired, if needed again, he said.
The decision was implemented as many of these facilities are going empty since days and some have barely a handful of patients, making it unviable to continue as sufficient beds are available in the jumbo facilities.
The jumbo centres include the Mahalaxmi Race Course, Bandra Kurla Complex, one in Dahisar and another in Mulund, besides similar huge ones in various towns of Thane, the second worst-hit district after Mumbai.
Currently, the city has 23,520 beds for asymptomatic or mild patients, 16,413 for serious or complicated cases and 10,916 beds with oxygen facility, 1,753 ICU beds and 1,066 beds with ventilators.
Another aspect that prompted the move was many people preferring or being advised to get into home quarantine and hospitals also encouraging patients with serious symptoms.
Now, BMC has issued ward-wise breakdown of positive cases as of July 30.
BMC has also issued ward-wise growth rate of new cases as of July 30.
Here is the ward-wise breakdown of new cases issued by BMC as of July 30.