Mira Bhayandar crosses 3,000 mark as COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 68%
BL Soni

Amid an alarming surge in novel coronavirus cases, the recovery rate in the twin-city is also showing improvement. With 168 patients recovering from the deadly COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, the total number of patients discharged from designated hospitals has crossed the 2,000 mark. It reached 2,098 on Sunday.

The recovery rate now hovers a little above 68%.

The rising recovery rate has posed a serious question mark over the abrupt transfer of civic chief C.K. Dange who was shunted out within four months. Dr. Vijay Rathod has taken over the reins of the civic body. Notably, 799 patients have beaten the deadly virus in the past six days, pulling down the number of active cases to 823.

Four more deaths were reported, taking the number of casualties to 139. The case fatality rate (CFR) hovers at 5%. A significant number of deaths were either reported from hospitals other than MBMC’s dedicated COVID-19 facility or were out of the civic jurisdiction. 

As per protocol, all those who have been discharged will have to be under home quarantine for at least 14 days from the date of discharge. On assessment of the patient’s health, the civic administration will end the quarantine.

The twin-city has now breached the 3,000 mark for COIVD-19 cases. With 116 new cases, the total number of coronavirus cumulative positive cases registered by the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has now climbed to 3,051.

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