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Mumbai, Sep 6: The monetary capital has reported over 28 per cent of the overall COVID-19 circumstances it had recorded in the whole month of August within the first six days of this month, as per the civic knowledge. The spike within the circumstances has left the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officers nervous forward of the festive season starting on September 10 with the Ganesh Chaturthi. Suresh Kakani, the extra municipal commissioner, stated in view of the present state of affairs, the Mumbai civic physique has determined to ramp up COVID-19 testing, rent extra clean-up marshals to advantageous folks spitting at public locations, and maintain jumbo COVID-19 centres prepared. “One month is vital for us. Currently, persons are going out for the ten-day Ganpati pageant (starting September 10). They will return after immersion (Anant Chaturdashi). Hence this era and the subsequent 15 days might be very essential for us,” Kakani said. In normal times, pandals set up by various mandals in Mumbai and in other cities in Maharashtra attract thousands of devotees during the Ganesh festival.

Mumbai on Monday reported 379 fresh coronavirus positive cases and five fatalities, taking the tally of infections to 7,46,725 and the death toll to 15,998. The city is now left with 3,771 active cases, a BMC official said. The daily COVID-19 cases in Mumbai remained above 400 since September 1, but after a gap of five days, Mumbai logged less than 400 infections on Monday. Mumbai had recorded 496 cases and two fatalities the day before. The data shows that Mumbai already reported 2,570 COVID-19 infections and 21 fatalities in the last six days of September, which comes at 28.9 per cent of the total 9,147 cases recorded in the entire month of August, which had seen 157 fatalities due to COVID-19. With the surge in daily cases, the active COVID-19 cases, which had dipped to 2,700, jumped to 3,771 as of September 6. The number of buildings sealed due to the COVID-19 cases rose to 44 from 20 in August. In another worrying parameter, the average doubling rate of COVID-19 cases worsened to 1,290 days after improving to over 2,000 days. The average growth rate based on the past seven days increased to 0.06 per cent from 0.04 per cent, as per the data.

Kakani said the civic body is increasing the number of COVID-19 tests as a precautionary measure and also speeding up the pace of vaccination. Apart from this, the BMC is also conducting meetings with general practitioners at ward levels and keeping jumbo COVID-19 facilities ready. “We are also appealing people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour,” Kakani stated, including they’ve already directed the ward workplaces to extend the variety of clear up marshals.

He stated jumbo COVID-19 centres at Dahisar, Mulund and BKC are already opened and a pair extra centres might be opened later this month. Amid a rising graph of COVID-19 circumstances, Mumbai municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal had carried out a gathering with prime BMC officers and officers of the Mumbai police.

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