Thane: Fresh new COVID-19 cases found at housing complexes

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 24, 2020 11:36 AM2020-07-24T11:36:13+5:302020-07-24T11:36:23+5:30

Thane district has so far recorded 74,000 COVID-19 cases, the civic body also observed on Friday that the new cases ...

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Thane: Fresh new COVID-19 cases found at housing complexes

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Thane district has so far recorded 74,000 COVID-19 cases, the civic body also observed on Friday that the new cases are being detected in housing complexes and not slums as seen before. 

On Thursday, 1,718 cases were reported in Thane district which took the total tally to 73,922, while the death toll has gone up to 2,053, an official said. Fresh COVID-19 cases are now emerging from big housing complexes and not slums as seen before, Thane municipal commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma said.

"We have to concentrate more on housing complexes and impose certain restrictions on them," he said, adding that residential buildings will now have to record movement of visitors.

In the district, Kalyan has the maximum number of cases with 17,389 COVID-19 cases and accounts for 24 per cent of the region's tally, he said. The toll in Kalyan has reached 281, with nine deaths reported on Thursday, he added. Thane city comes close second with 16,859 COVID-19 cases and 586 deaths, the official said.

There were 24,209 active cases in the district as of Thursday, while mortality rate stood at 2.7 per cent, he said.

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