Maharashtra and Mumbai see dip in Covid cases with fewer tests on weekends | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: With fewer Covid-19 tests conducted over the weekend, Maharashtra recorded the lowest daily detections in nearly five months and Mumbai reported under 500 cases for the fourth consecutive day. Also the active cases in the state dipped to under one lakh on Monday.
The state added 6,017 cases, lowest since February 22 (5,210), and 66 fatalities, lowest in a week, pushing the total caseload to 62.2 lakh and toll to 1,27,097.
In Mumbai, however, the daily positivity stayed below 2% despite the fewer-than-usual tests due to the weekend effect. “We conducted 23,481 tests, but the positivity rate was still 1.7%,” said BMC executive health officer Dr Mangala Gomare. Mumbai added 402 cases and 14 deaths. The overall growth rate dropped another decimal and dipped to 0.06%, while the doubling rate increased to 1034 days.
On Monday, 13,051 people were discharged taking the total discharges to 59.9 lakh and the number of active cases dipped to 96,375, including 10,422 in Mumbai. Health minister Rajesh Tope said the central team, which is visiting the 10 districts which have a higher incidence of the infection, have suggested ramping up testing and following strict containment measures in those places. “We will follow all their suggestions,” said Tope.


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