COVID fear continues to grip Mumbai & other Maha districts even amid the ebbing second wave

Experts call the high rise of daily infections a 'thick tail', suggesting the circulating presence of the coronavirus.

Despite the offshore wave of the second swell of coronavirus in Mumbai and Maharashtra as a whole, the region is continuing to report an increased number of cases daily. As per reports, the state reported an escalated tally of new infections on Tuesday, along with an alarming three-fold surge in the toll.

While Mumbai experienced partial respite due to a reduced 1.5% test positivity ratio, medical experts are concerned about a 'thick tail' of coronavirus here. The term suggests a circulation presence of the infection, that increase the chances of virus contraction in the susceptible population.

COVID threat looms over Mumbai despite steady recovery trends

On Tuesday, Maharashtra logged in around 9,558 cases, where Mumbai's share rose up to 662 infections. It may be noted that these tallies were restricted at 8,418 for the state and 455 for the city, on Monday. The fatality ratio is marked at 2% here, which further denotes a rising trend. The case surge has been linked to increased testing potential and the relaxed lockdown guidelines, read reports. Experts suggested that with ease in protocols, people are more exposed to the threat of the virus.

As for testing and sampling, the state conducted 1.95 lakh tests on Monday, which yielded a 4.1% test positivity ratio. With this rapid rise of transmission, Maharashtra's total caseload is pegged to be at over 61.2 lakh cases; the toll is at 1,23,857 deaths. Similarly, the situation in Mumbai is still a matter of concern, despite the steady recovery trends here.

With 9 deaths on Tuesday, Mumbai has managed to curb the soaring toll, which recorded over 20 deaths for the past week. Presently, the city is nursing around 752 critical COVID patients, where over 50% of the ICU beds facilities are vacant. The doubling rate of the infection is also stretched to 882 days now, read reports. The total active caseload in the city, as yet, stands at 12,255 infections.

Adhering to COVID protocols is essential

Medical experts have emphasised that compliance with pandemic related protocols is the only way to arrest the rise of coronavirus spread and transmission. Wearing masks, washing hands and maintaining social distance in public spaces, are must for safety and should be adhered to, with strictness.

People need to be cautious of the migration, travel and even the multiple strains of the novel coronavirus, to brush out the 'thick tail' and following COVID norms, are essential in this regard.

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