For representational purpose
For representational purpose

The city witnessed a total of 94 fresh COVID 19 positive cases on Monday, which is the lowest daily spike in cases, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has seen in over three months.

On February 18, the city had seen a total of 93 positive cases. Thereafter, the number kept rising and touched 1,441 in April. However, the constant drop in the number of new cases of COVID 19 has brought respite for the local body as it had become difficult for them to provide beds to all the patients who were critical in the ICU.

The civic health department claimed that lockdown and mass screenings helped to control the spread of the virus in the city. For the last week, the number of new COVID-19 cases was a little more than 100.

At present, however, the active caseload is 1,817 which is the lowest in two and a half months. Moreover, the recovery rate has reached 96%.

The city witnessed a sharp rise in COVID 19 cases in the second wave as a maximum of 1441 cases were reported in a single day during April. So far, the civic body has conducted 9,94,817 COVID 19 tests in the city, out of which 4,72,232 were Rt-PCR tests and 5,22,585 tested were Rapid Antigen tests

A total of 97,369 people have tested positive for COVID 19 and 93,990 have recovered from it. The death toll, however, stands at 1716.

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