COVID-19 in Navi Mumbai: Doubling rate in slum, once a hotspot, now 2,487 days; 1,047 under NMMC
COVID-19 in Navi Mumbai: Doubling rate in slum, once a hotspot, now 2,487 days; 1,047 under NMMC

The doubling rate of COVID 19 cases under the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) that had come down to 80 days in April first week has made a sharp recovery and now it stands at 1,047 days. Interestingly, a slum that was once a hotspot of COVID-19 cases has over 2,400 days doubling rate.

Indiranagar, a slum in Turbhe ward of NMMC has 2,487 days doubling rate of COVID cases as of June 18. The slum is followed by Juhugaon, Karave, Kukshet and Khairane where the doubling rate is above 1,500 days.

After the first wave recovery, in the first week of February 2021, the doubling rate of COVID-19 cases have reached 735 days after the number of active cases as well as new cases of COVID-19 had come down sharply in the city.

As per the data shared by the Health Department of NMMC, the number of new cases of COVID-19 started increasing rapidly by the second week of March that continued in April. However, by the end of April, new positive cases started dropping resulted in the increase in the doubling rate.

During April and May, the number of cases shot up and active cases in the city reached around 12,000.

The civic body under Mission Break the Chain, the civic body and police jointly took action against curfew violators across the city. Even people who are stepping out of their homes for morning and evening walks are being fined. Many of them were tested for COVID-19 apart from registering cases for violating the curfew and COVID-19 norms.

At present, the number of active cases 1168, and the recovery rate stands at 97.15%. Belapur ward has the maximum number of active cases with 214 positive cases, followed by Vashi with 156 and 144 Turbhe wards.

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