Concerned at the sharp drop in the number of Covid-19 tests being conducted in the country’s commercial capital, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday appealed to Mumbaikars to undergo tests and help flush out the coronavirus from the city’s environment.
Municipal Commissioner I.S. Chahal said that the city’s highest single-day testing from March 2020 till February 10 this year when the second wave hit Mumbai was 24,500.
Soon afterwards, the testing shot up by more than double and touched the maximum 56,000 tests on a single day on April 21, and the previous month (April) averaged at 44,000 tests conducted daily.
However, in the past few days, the testing figures have fallen dramatically – from over 50,000 to barely 28,000 on Sunday (May 2) and is likely to fall further during the weekends.
“Our aggressive testing policy has resulted in reduction of positivity rate. This might have reduced the natural demand for home collection of swabs by our citizens in the last few days. We need to increase the testing to 40,000 per day, at least, if not more,” said Chahal.
He appealed to all Mumbaikars to step forward and get themselves tested to increase Covid-testing to the maximum levels to combat the coronavirus scourge.
Till Sunday, Mumbai has recorded the highest death toll of 13,294 and the case tally stood at 655,997 till date, though the daily infections have been on a downswing since a week now, spelling relief to the BMC.
India reports 4,777 fresh Covid infection, 23 deaths
India on Sunday reported 4,777 fresh Covid infection in the last 24 hours, against 4,912 Covid cases reported on previous day, said the Union Health Ministry.
In the same period, the country has recorded 23 more Covid-related deaths, taking the national fatalities tally to 5,28,510 as per the report.
Meanwhile, the active caseload of the country presently stands at 43,994 cases, accounting for 0.10 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.
The recovery of 5,196 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,39,95,610. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.72 per cent.
Meanwhile, India’s Daily Positivity rate has been reported to be 1.58 per cent, while the Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently also stands at 1.63 per cent.
Also in the same period, a total of 3,02,283 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 89.36 crore.
As of Sunday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 217.56 crore.
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Today’s fresh covid case 106 and no death : Mumbai
Mumbai reported 106 COVID-19 cases on Friday, which took the tally in the city to 11,49,551, a civic official said.
The death toll remained unchanged at 19,728, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official added. The addition to the tally breached the 100-mark a day after the metropolis saw 98 cases, he pointed out. Of the 106 cases, only 15 are symptomatic, he said. The recovery count rose by 159 and reached 11,29,071, leaving the city with an active caseload of 752.
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