Mumbai has reported over 28 percent of the total coronavirus cases which it had previously recorded in the entire month of August, only in the first six days of September.
This significant rise in percentage in the cases has left the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities worried ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi from 10 September.
The additional municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani, said that in this emerging situation, the civic body has decided to speed up COVID-19 testing, hire workers to find people spitting at public places.
Kakani said that the next 15 days will be important to maintain.
The financial capital reported around 379 fresh positive cases and five deaths, taking the tally of infections to 7,46,725 and the death toll to 15,998. Presently, the city is dealing with 3,771 active cases. The number of buildings sealed due to the COVID-19 cases rose to 44 buildings were sealed due to the cases that arose in August.
The daily positive cases remained above 400 since the start of the present month but now after a gap of five days, it registered less than 400 infections on Monday.
The city already reported around 2,570 COVID-19 infections and 21 fatalities in the first six days of this month.