DCP Amit Kale and civic chief Dilip Dhole
DCP Amit Kale and civic chief Dilip Dhole

Alarmed with the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has joined hands with the police to form 23 inspection teams to keep a tab on violation of prevention norms which have been imposed to contain the spread of the deadly pandemic in the twin-city. “400 police personnel and 80 officers have been deputed to ensure rule adherence.

The teams have collected Rs. 4 lakh so far by penalizing 94 establishments and 1350 people for defying Covid-19 guidelines including non-wearing of masks and for not following the social distancing rule.” Informed DCP- Amit Kale. “Our bed availability dashboard is also active and all our health personnel and frontline workers are on alert to ensure timely detection and prompt treatment.

The citizens should not lower their guards and continue following the Covid protocols of social distancing, using masks and sanitizers.” said civic chief- Dilip Dhole. While the recovery rate has also dipped to 90 percent, the MBMC which conducts 1500- 1600 tests per day, claims to be fully equipped to tackle the health crisis. Only 23 percent out of the 4700 available are occupied. This apart from availability of 202 oxygen beds, 43 ICU beds and 70 ventilators. Meanwhile 319 more people tested positive on a single day on Friday.

With the latest additions the number of cumulative positive cases has reached 31,306. However, due to the continuous surge in new cases and comparatively lower recoveries, the number of active cases has now jumped to 2526. On the other hand only 190 patients were discharged from various private and public health care facilities in the twin city, taking the total number of recoveries to 27,951.

With two more casualties, the total death count has mounted to 829 even as the case fatality rate (CFR) hovers above 2.65 percent. Around 1500 patients are in home quarantine.

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