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Coronavirus Cases Mumbai Logs 2,554 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours, Lowest Since March 17

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Mumbai has reported over 6.5 lakh COVID-19 circumstances for the reason that pandemic started (File)

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Mumbai on Tuesday night reported 2,554 new Covid circumstances within the earlier 24 hours. These are the bottom each day numbers for over 5 weeks. The metropolis additionally reported 62 deaths linked to the virus.

However, solely 29,076 coronavirus assessments had been carried out over 24 hours, resulting in some concern that the variety of new circumstances reported each day might, in truth, be larger.

Mumbai’s testing peaked at round 56,000 per day in April; on common metropolis officers carried out round 44,000 assessments per day final month. Over the previous few days that quantity has dropped to under 30,000; on Sunday fewer than 28,000 Covid assessments had been carried out in a 24-hour interval.

“… testing touched 56,000 a day last month. Average daily testing in April was nearly 44,000 per day. We need to increase testing (now) to 40,000 per day at least…” Iqbal Singh Chahal, the municipal commissioner, advised information company PTI on Sunday.

Mr Chahal had urged individuals to come back ahead and get themselves examined, and cautioned that these numbers couldn’t be allowed to fall through the weekends.

Mumbai’s positivity price – the proportion of Covid assessments returning a optimistic consequence – has dropped to eight.78 per cent; this was round 10 per cent final week.

The doubling price – the variety of days to double the caseload – has elevated to 116.

Mumbai, like components of Maharashtra and different areas within the nation, has been hit exhausting by the second Covid wave, which has put immense stress on healthcare methods.

The excellent news, although, is that Mumbai is amongst 15 districts to indicate a downward development in circumstances.

The metropolis has additionally opened Maharashtra’s first drive-in vaccination centre, because the state authorities scrambles to inoculate as many individuals as rapidly as attainable. The drive-in centre is positioned on the Kohinoor public parking centre in Dadar West, and may vaccinate round 200 individuals in a day.

Vaccine scarcity continues to be drawback, although, with vaccination at three different centres stopped final week as a consequence of an absence of doses.

On Tuesday night, Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated round 18.5 lakh doses – 13.58 lakh of Covishield and 4.89 lakh of Covaxin – had been ordered for individuals within the 18-44 age group.

With enter from PTI

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