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Mumbai Reports 506 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Since Feb 6; Positivity Rate Up To 6%

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Mumbai: Mumbai recorded 506 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Reports said that this is the city’s highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases since February 6.

It has registered an increase of 133% in the number of COVID cases reported in the first half of May versus the second half. In view of the rise in cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has directed the administration to speed up vaccination, increase testing and keep jumbo facilities ready.

On Tuesday, Mumbai reported 506 fresh infections and zero deaths. With 8,139 tests being conducted, the test positivity rate (TPR) increased to over 6%. A total of 5,980 cases were reported in the city in May, while 1,827 cases were reported in April.

Since May, out of 5,980 cases, 1,792 cases were reported in the first 15 days and 4,188 in the last half. 711 cases were reported in the state and one died.

Of the 506 cases reported on Tuesday, 489 or 97% are asymptomatic, while 17 needed hospitalisation. About 0.37% of the 24,472 beds reserved for Covid are currently occupied.

A senior civic official said, “The municipal commissioner has directed the assistant commissioners of all wards to review the condition of the rooms ward wise to ensure that they are fully equipped with staff, medical teams and ambulances, and Review the COVID situation in yourself daily. , concerned ward and take ‘strong intervention’ where necessary.”

While all private hospitals have been put on high alert, assistant commissioners have also been directed to visit jumbo hospitals under their jurisdiction to ensure that they are equipped with dewatering pumps, structural stability certification, fire safety net, housekeeping Ready for monsoon with catering, and paramedical and medical. staff, oxygen manufacturing plant and fully equipped with medicines.

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