Mumbai maps healing trends as coronavirus case count dips to the lowest tally since mid March
The COVID-19 infection tally dipped further to 2,554 cases in Mumbai on Tuesday, stabilising the second wave surge here. While this has been logged in as the lowest tally since mid-March, the escalating recoveries in Mumbai also add to the healing trends. In the last 24 hours, the recuperative rate in Mumbai surged over double the case count, awarding as many as 5,982 discharged. At present, the active caseload of the Financial Capital stands at 56,465 infections, the third-highest in Maharashtra.
Mumbai COVID control
The second wave horrors of the coronavirus pandemic seem to have mellowed in Mumbai, given the controlled rise and active recovery. Health statistics have highlighted that the city has managed to curb the active growth here to 13.3% in contrast to the soaring ratios of the past weeks. According to calculations, Mumbai had clocked in an alarming high of 53.15% active ratio, exactly a month ago (April 4, 2021).
This control over the fatal virus can be attributed to the state-imposed lockdown curbs and other strict restrictions in Mumbai. Medical experts have suggested that even though the fresh cases are on a decline, the prohibitory orders should not be withdrawn until the case positivity rate falls below the emergency radar.
Coronavirus vaccination drive picks momentum
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In contrast to this drop, Mumbai's COVID vaccination drive has set a steady pace. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation received about 1 lakh vaccine doses and has started to resume the inoculation drive for beneficiaries aged 45 years and above, This segment of the immunity drive had been suspended earlier due to exhausted resources.
With limited stocks, Mumbai's vaccination campaign was restricted to only 5 centres across the MMR for only the 18 to 44 years age group. Here also, the jab was administered only to those beneficiaries who had pre-registered on the Co-WIN portal and were allotted a slot.
However, with replenished inventories, the BMC on Tuesday opened the Jumbo COVID centres to take on the vaccination drive. The first of its kind, drive-in vaccination booth at Dadar will also be functional, read reports. This is a designated facility for people aged over 45 years and above where beneficiaries can receive the vaccination jab without having to leave their car.
As yet, about 25,17,577 vaccine jabs have been administered in Mumbai since the beginning of the inoculation drive in January. The number is set to boom higher with the new consignment of doses received.