Mumbai: BMC COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 9.94 per cent
Mumbai: BMC COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 9.94 per cent
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Mumbai COVID-19 positivity rate has come down to 9.94 per cent, Mumbai municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal informed. The positivity had gone up to 27.94 per cent in this month which later started to decline.

Check out the positivity statistics from April 1st to April 29:

Mumbai: BMC COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 9.94 per cent

Meanwhile, Mumbai continued to record less than 5000 cases for the fifth day in a row. On Thursday, the city recorded 4,192 positive cases and a total of 5,650 patients was discharged and 82 patients succumbed to COVID-19.

Total 38,848 tests were conducted on Thursday and the recovery rate also increased to 88 per cent. Presently the overall growth rate in Mumbai is around 0.86 per cent and the rate of doubling in Mumbai is around 79 days.

Civic health officials have said that due to the ongoing lockdown, the case tally has fallen in Mumbai in the past week by a significant margin and now that the lockdown has been extended, the trend for the next few days will be very important.

"The average rate of tests that are being conducted in the same in Mumbai due to which the infection rate is varying between 12-15 per cent and the rate of recovery has also increased in the past one week," said Dr Mangala Gomare - the executive officer of a public health department in the BMC.

Meanwhile, a total of 66,159 cases was reported in Maharashtra on Thursday and 68,537 patients were discharged, alongside this, a total of 771 Covid-19 deaths were reported on Thursday and the fatality rate of the state stands at 1.5 per cent.

The total case tally in Maharashtra stands at 45.39 lakh and there are a total of 6.70 lakh active cases in Maharashtra.

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