COVID-19 September 8 Highlights: Maharashtra reports over 20,000 new cases; Mumbai sees a slight dip
Here are some of the other COVID-19 and
Mumbai reports 1,346 fresh cases
Mumbai on Tuesday reported 1,346 new cases of coronavirus and with that, the case count of the Maximum City climbed to 1,58,756. Also, 42 patients succumbed to the virus taking the death toll to 7,939. On the contrary, as many as 1,25,906 patients have recovered till date and the number of active cases in the city is now pitched at 24,556.
Mahim records 20 new COVID-19 cases
On Tuesday, Dadar recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases taking the total figures to 2,806. Active cases stand at 452, while there have been 2,252 recoveries, so far. Meanwhile, Mahim recorded 20 new cases, while 2,029 patients have been cured/discharged in Mahim and there are currently 386 active cases in the area. Total positive cases in Mahim have reached 2,502.
Six new cases in Dharavi
Dharavi reported six new cases on Tuesday. The curve of COVID-19 positive cases in the Dharavi slum has been showing a declining trend for over three months now. As per the latest information shared by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), active cases have crossed 100 in Dharavi on September 8 with 101 cases, while a total of 2,459 patients were discharged after recovery. Dharavi's COVID-19 cumulative count is now 2,830.
Maharashtra Police: 348 more cops test positive for COVID-19
One personnel of Maharashtra police succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the toll of policemen of the state to 177, police said on Tuesday. Further, a total 348 of Maharashtra Police personnel have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. "The total number of positive cases in the police force rise to 17,439 including 3,225 active cases, 14,037 recoveries and 177 deaths till date," said Maharashtra Police in a statement.
Price of N95 masks may rise as supply of raw materials falls
Prices of N95 masks are likely to go up by Rs 10 to Rs 20 over the next two weeks due to a shortage of raw materials. Venus Safety and Health, and Magnum Health and Safety, based in Palghar and Taloja, respectively, are two of the biggest mask manufacturers in the country. On Monday Venus said supply of technical textiles – the main raw material – from countries such as the US and Germany had declined, leading to a fall in inventory. It said existing stocks will last only 10 days, and that it is having to depend on a single source for fresh supplies, Japan – making a rise in prices inevitable. Currently, the state government pays Rs 42 per mask; the retail price is Rs 150.
India's COVID-19 cases per million population among the lowest in the world
The number of COVID-19 cases per million population in the country stands at 3,102 and it is among the lowest in the world, said Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference here, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the number of COVID-19 cases per million population in Brazil and US is 6 times that of India. "The cases per million population stands at 3,527 for the world. It is 4,945 for Mexico, 7,063 for Russia, 19,549 for the US and 19,514 for Brazil. The number of COVID-19 cases per million population in the country stands at 3,102 and it is among the lowest in the world," he said.
Tabrez Khan, a Delhi resident who battled COVID-19, is now nine-time plasma donor
Tabrez Khan, a Delhi resident who faced 'social boycott' after being tested positive for coronavirus in March has now become a 'saviour' for many who are currently battling with the pathogen. He has donated his plasma nine times and still hopes to donate again and help the ones in dire need. A resident of Jahangir Puri, Tabrez had tested positive for novel coronavirus on March 18, following which he was discharged from the hospital on April 5 once he recovered fully.
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