In Mumbai although the COVID19 tally is inching towards the half- lakh mark of cases so far, a silver line has emerged: the average growth rate of positive cases is steadily falling, claimed officials of the city civic body, spearheading the metropolis’s response to the pandemic.
According to the statistics released by BMC officials on Wednesday, COVID-19 cases have gone down from more than 8 per cent a few days ago to 3.64 per cent, as per the average daily growth of data till June 2.
In city till June 2, the total number of 41,986 COVID-19 cases and 1,368 deaths were recorded; it is the worst hit in Maharashtra by disease
According to BMC, till June 2 more than 2.08 lakh COVID19 tests were conducted among those only 20.18 per cent people tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Officials said that “Even the COVID-19 case doubling rate has gone up to 19 days,”
As per BMC Health Department data on May 2 the number of 1,739 Coronavirus cases was deducted on a single day.
Another BMC official said that the numbers of COVID19 cases are declining below 1500 on most days since May 22.
The civic body has been successful in keeping the spread of the pandemic under control with aggressive screening, testing and contact tracing of suspected COVID-19 patients.
-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News