Covid-19: Kalyan-Dombivli cases over 10,000, most after Mumbai, Thane

July 9, 2020

KALYAN: Cases in the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) breached the 10,000-mark on Wednesday, placing it it just behind Thane city's 11,000-plus Covid-19 cases.

KDMC recorded 471 fresh coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 10,351. Seven deaths were reported, adding up to 158. Between March 16, when the first case was reported, and March 31, the region had only 14 cases. In April, around 100 cases were added. The situation spiralled in May when the number of cases crossed 1,000. By June, cases had spiked to over 5,500. The last eight days have already seen 3,776 new cases. Civic fficials, who attribute the spike in cases to enhanced testing, do not rule out the possibility of KDMC overtaking Thane city in the coming days.

Low death rate of 1.5% is only ray of hope in KDMC

With 10,000 antigen kits pressed into service, cases are expected to rise in Kalyan-Dombivli.

The daily swab testing in KDMC is now in the range of 700-1,000. The only silver lining for Kalyan-Dombivli vis-à-vis Thane is that it has a 1.52% death rate as compared to Thane’s 3.67%.

Thane is currently on top of the Covid charts in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) with 11,705 cases. It added 410 new cases on Wednesday. The death toll rose to 430 with 17 more patients succumbing to the virus. As of Tuesday, the maximum number of infected patients was from Naupada-Kopri ward (1,827) followed by Lokmanya-Savarkar Nagar ward (1,732).

Navi Mumbai, which had the second highest positive cases till now, has 8,279 cases, including 207 on Wednesday. Nine deaths have taken the toll to 269. A total of 4,913 patients have recovered.

Mira-Bhayander is nearing the 5,000-mark. It added 175 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 4,808. Four deaths have pushed the toll to 176. A deputy municipal commissioner is among those who have tested positive. The civic chief has proceeded on 14-day home quarantine. His swab report is awaited.

The Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) has 6,599 cases with 146 new cases on Wednesday. One death was reported, taking the toll to 130.

The PCMC area has 93 cases, making it a total of 3,165. Three deaths have taken the toll to 88.

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