Mumbai's daily COVID tally dips to 3,840 on Monday, recording more recoveries than new cases!

Experts have warned the general public to not be complacent as the infection dip is due to the lockdown-like restrictions and other measures.

Mumbai's coronavirus infection graph plummeted to record about 3,840 fresh cases on Monday, the lowest tally in over four months. This has ushered in a wave of relief amid the tense pandemic scenario, highlighting that the city might have got the upper hand in the fight against COVID-19. At the same time, experts have warned the general public to not be complacent as the infection dip is due to the lockdown and other such restrictions. People need to adopt COVID appropriate behaviour to prevent any unprecedented surge now.

Positivity ratio dips in Mumbai

The daily spike of coronavirus cases started to rise around March 24 and since then, Monday's tallies, at 3,840 fresh cases have noted to be the lowest, bringing respite among all. This dip has also suggested a fallen positivity ratio in the MMR to 13.65% as of Monday, instead of the high 20-30% between 4 and 11 April, read reports. With this, Mumbai's total COVID aggregate tally, since the outbreak has clocked in about 6,31,484 cases.

Mumbai has also started to project healing trends in addition to case arrests. For the last 5 consecutive days, the number of recoveries here has surpassed the number of fresh infections resulting in a lower active caseload. In the last 24 hours itself, about 7,014 recoveries were noted. As yet, there are around 72,230 active cases in the city, dislodging the Financial Capital as the worst affected region in Maharashtra.

Additionally, about 69,577 Mumbaikars got vaccinated on Monday, an official tweet by the BMC read. As already announced, more vaccination centres will be conducting the COVID immunity drive today, helping the city to keep up with the benchmark today. These increased numbers are also helping people build antibody support to resolve the virus attack, consequently diminishing the virus hosts.

The downward slope of infection graph

Mumbai recorded a peak rise in the number of cases on April 4 with 11,206 fresh infections and since then, the daily tallies have sloped downwards each day. In a tweet, Dr Shashank Joshi, a member of the Maharashtra government's COVID-19 task force and a renowned endocrinologist, stated that the turnaround of the COVID situation needs to be credited to the "ATM strategy". It refers to the 'Assess, Triage and Transfer, and Management', which helped to tackle the surge in Mumbai.

As another precaution, reportedly, the Mumbai Police has also deployed about 1,100 special officers outside those sealed buildings in the city that are recording 5 cases or more. The assigned officials are authorised to check public movement here to prevent the spread of the coronavirus via contact transmission in these sensitive zones.

Despite these active strategies and guards in place, several civic officials and health experts have stressed that the restricted guidelines and lockdown-like conditions have acted as major speedbreakers in the course of infection rise. It may be slightly premature to celebrate the dip as a victory, they further added. The situation needs to be monitored over the next two to three weeks, at least.

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The facilitators consist of Ashutosh Ranka, Isha Agarwal, Nikhil Asati, Kavya Eluru, Randhir Shah- each one from a different batch of IIT-K. Together, they have embarked on a journey to help scores of citizens and save hundreds of Life.

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