COVID-19 in Mumbai: Huge crowd seen at Dadar market, social distancing norms flouted

Despite the surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, a massive crowd was witnessed at Mumbai's popular Dadar market on Friday morning.

While the administration has been taking steps to contain the spread of COVID-19, but today, COVID-19 protocols went for a toss at the crowded Dadar market. People in the famous market were seen flouting social distancing norms and many were also seen without masks.

Mumbai reported 8,938 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a drop from over 10,000 infections each on the previous two days, and 23 fresh deaths, the city civic body said.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data, with the addition of 8,938 cases, the city's COVID-19 tally surged to 4,91,698, while the death toll jumped to 11,874.

The financial capital had reported 10,428 new COVID-19 cases and 23 fatalities on Wednesday and 10,030 infections and 31 deaths on Tuesday.

According to the BMC, 4,503 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, pushing the number of recovered cases to 3,92,514.

Mumbai's number of active COVID-19 cases rose to 86,279, it said. As many as 48,902 more COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the number of samples examined so far to 44,54,140, the civic body said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in Mumbai has gone down to 80 per cent, according to the BMC. The overall infection growth rate has increased to 2.03 per cent, while the case doubling rate has dropped to 33 days, it said. The civic body said the city currently has 71 active containment zones, in slums and 'chawls' (old tenements), and 750 sealed buildings.

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