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Mumbai: Why indoor dining carries a high risk of Covid-19 spread?

As Mumbai unlocks further, citizens were hopeful for more relaxation in the timings of restaurants

Currently, restaurants are allowed to remain open for dine-in services only up to 4pm on weekdays. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 04, 2021 09:20 PM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Non-Covid surgeries, OPDs slowly gain momentum at Mumbai hospitals

With a steady decline in the Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, non-Covid medical procedures and visits at out-patient departments (OPDs) are slowly gaining momentum

In the pre-Covid times, Mumbai’s Nair hospital carried out anywhere between 100 and 150 major and minor procedures daily. It is now conducting about 50-75 procedures. (HT FILE)
Published on Aug 03, 2021 01:14 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar

Here’s how Maharashtra administered 359K more vax doses in May-July

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the state’s overall vaccine wastage has dropped to zero

Many other states such as Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Rajasthan have also managed to achieve zero wastage and administer extra doses between 1 May and July 13. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 01, 2021 12:18 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar

In Kolhapur, young adults await a jab

Kolhapur has emerged as a district of concern for Maharashtra contributing the highest daily caseload in the state since June 23. And while it tops in vaccinations of those above 45 years, it has also vaccinated the least number of people between 18 to 44 years.

Residents of Wadanage village queue up on July 20, 2021 to get vaccinated. While Kolhapur district was still seeing higher than 5% average positivity rate between June 1 and July 20, it was in a downward trend. (anil velhal)
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 04:31 PM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Hindustan Times, Kolhapur

234 pregnant women vaccinated; one adverse event recorded in Mumbai

Several gynaecologists HT spoke to said that pregnant women complained of very mild after effects of vaccinations like feeling feverish, mild fever, and body ache

A beneficiary gets inoculated against Covid-19 at a vaccination centre in Byculla. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 09:01 PM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

With a rising daily Covid caseload Beed, Solapur emerge as new areas of concern for Maharashtra

Two districts in Maharashtra — Beed and Solapur — are among 22 districts across India marked out by the Centre as “areas of concern” for recording an increasing daily Covid-19 caseload trend for the past four weeks

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Updated on Jul 29, 2021 12:44 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Second wave saw at least four Covid-19 deaths in 0-9 age group in Mumbai: Hospitals

The city has recorded at least four deaths in the 0-9 age group due to Covid-19 this year

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Published on Jul 28, 2021 11:09 PM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

60-69 age group worst-hit in both Covid waves: Mumbai civic body data

An analysis of mortality data has shown that senior citizens in the 60-69 age group were the worst hit by Covid-19 during both the waves in Mumbai

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Updated on Jul 27, 2021 11:43 PM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

10% of active Covid patients in Mumbai are critical

As Mumbai’s daily Covid-19 cases dropped below 500, the number of critical patients in the city has also come down

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Published on Jul 27, 2021 12:35 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Despite 7 hotspots, Covid-19 testing, vax come to a standstill in Chiplun

The flood-ravaged Chiplun taluka has seven Covid-19 hotspots – the highest in Ratnagiri district – but testing and vaccinations have now come to a standstill

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Published on Jul 25, 2021 11:25 PM IST
ByJyoti Shelar

The epidemic to follow the Covid-19 pandemic

The lockdown started on March 25, 2020 and continued with full restriction till July and with reduced restriction till April 2021, when the restrictions were again increased in the light of second wave of infections.

The loss of wages and livelihood is one of the most significant impacts of the pandemic that has infected over 31 million people in the country and killed more than 400,000 till date.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 11:54 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Monoclonal antibody cocktail: Glimmer of hope against Covid-19

As the city’s management and medical experts prepare for an anticipated third wave of Covid-19, an experimental drug has offered a glimmer of hope against the virus

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Published on Jul 14, 2021 12:02 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

The Kolhapur paradox: District with highest daily caseload has the most 45+ vaccinations

Experts are mulling over the curious case of Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district, which has vaccinated the most number of people in the age group of 45 and above among the state’s 36 districts, but is still registering the highest daily caseload in the state for the past three weeks

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Published on Jul 13, 2021 01:10 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Vaccination scam fallout: civic bodies tighten SOPs, housing societies turn more vigilant

The vaccination which came to light last month, in which over 4000 people were administered saline water in fake vaccination drives across the city, has left many residents of high rise housing societies wary even as civic bodies have issued new guidelines to ensure greater vigilance

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Published on Jul 13, 2021 01:09 AM IST
ByAnkita Menon and Jyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Antibody cocktail shows promise: Analysis by SevenHills Hospital doctors

The experimental monoclonal antibody cocktail, which was administered to former United States President Donald Trump, has shown good results in 199 Covid-19 patients admitted to civic-run SevenHills Hospital

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Published on Jul 13, 2021 01:03 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Doctors root for jabs from second trimester of pregnancy

The ministry of health and family welfare has approved Covid-19 vaccination for pregnant women underlining that the benefits of vaccination outweigh their potential risks

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Published on Jul 12, 2021 12:25 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Mumbai’s positivity rate jumped to 2% on Wednesday

For the first time in 10 days, the city’s test positivity rate – the percentage of tests that come positive – jumped to 2% on Wednesday

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Published on Jul 09, 2021 12:38 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra’s ‘thick tail’ of cases a concern: Experts

As the second wave of Covid-19 abates in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra, the higher number of daily positive cases — a trend that medical experts term as ‘thick tail’ — has become a cause of concern

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Published on Jul 08, 2021 12:05 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Covid-19 impact: Mumbai’s poor have got poorer

A large-scale study in Mumbai’s M East Ward — one of the poorest in the financial capital — has found that the average income of its residents has decreased by as much as 47% due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Published on Jun 20, 2021 12:06 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Maharashtra: Districts ramp up critical care facilities

Though Maharashtra’s daily caseload is a quarter of what it was a month ago, 50% of the daily numbers have emerged from six districts over the past five days: Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune and Kolhapur

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Published on Jun 11, 2021 12:36 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar

Reliance on RAT in rural Maha indicates caseload may be higher

Shortly after receiving his first dose of the vaccine Ravindra Khaire, a pharmacist from the small town of Ramtek in Nagpur district, began to exhibit symptoms of the coronavirus disease: a persistent cough, low-grade fever and body ache

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Updated on Jun 03, 2021 12:44 AM IST
ByPradip Maitra, Jyoti Shelar and Steffi Thevar, Nagpur/mumbai/pune

Maharashtra: Primary Health Centres left out of Covid care net

At a primary health centre (PHC) in Amravati district’s Morshi taluka, patients who come in with Covid-19 like symptoms such as high fever, breathlessness or depleting oxygen saturation are immediately referred to the district hospital, 30 km away

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Published on May 27, 2021 12:26 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Covid-19: The five elements of the Mumbai model

Mumbai, with a higher population density, faced a shortage both of beds and oxygen as the second wave surged. However, the city, with a population of at least 12.3 million, was able to cope better than Delhi

Oxygen Express loaded with three containers of oxygen from Jamnagar, Gujarat, arrives at railway goods yard at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai, earlier in April. (File photo)
Updated on May 11, 2021 01:05 PM IST
ByJyoti Shelar

Mumbai: Doctors flag indiscriminate use of steroids, antibiotics in Covid-19 treatment

A 43-year-old man from Andheri was prescribed a cocktail of antibiotics, antiviral, and steroids on his first consultation with a local physician when he developed symptoms and was suspected of Covid-19

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Published on May 08, 2021 12:43 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

What is the Mumbai 02 model and how it cracked the code

When the worst surge in infections amid the second Covid-19 wave triggered oxygen shortage across the country, Mumbai fell back upon 15 big and 11 smaller Liquid Medical Oxygen tanks installed at 6 hospitals and as many jumbo Covid-19 centres between May and June last year

Thane Civil Hospital stocks oxygen cylinders in Thane, Mumbai on May 4. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 07, 2021 10:29 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar

O2 storage tanks to task force: Detailing the ‘Mumbai model’

The apex court on Wednesday appreciated Mumbai’s efforts and recommended that the Centre and Delhi take a cue on how to handle oxygen supply in the face of the severe shortage that the Capital city has been facing for the past three weeks.

The “Mumbai model” has won praise from both the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court. In picture - Medical oxygen tanks at the Goregaon NESCO jumbo Covid centre.(Bloomberg)
Published on May 07, 2021 03:56 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Mumbai civic body installs 15 LMO tanks in 40 days

In a span of 40 days between May and June last year, Mumbai civic body installed 15 Liquid Medical Oxygen [LMO] tanks with a capacity of 13 kilolitres each and 11 smaller tanks with a capacity of up to six kilolitres each in the city’s six civic-run hospitals and six jumbo Covid-19 centres

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Published on May 07, 2021 12:24 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Mumbai’s test positivity rate is coming down. What does it mean?

Mumbai’s daily Covid-19 test positivity rate – the percentage of tests that are positive, or TPR – has been on a steady decline, data shows

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Published on Apr 30, 2021 12:50 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar, Mumbai

Vaccination for all: 3 main challenges for Mumbai’s hospitals

On Tuesday state health minister Rajesh Tope said that the state will need 120 million doses for 57

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Published on Apr 28, 2021 01:04 AM IST
ByJyoti Shelar

Understanding Mumbai’s downward Covid-19 trend

Amidst an explosive second wave of the pandemic, the number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has started showing a gradual, downward trend

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Published on Apr 27, 2021 11:45 PM IST
ByJyoti Shelar
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