Even though Mumbai has recorded about 1245 fresh cases on Thursday, the growth in the recovery rate has considerably reduced the tally of active cases in the city to around 22,599. As many as 1984 people were said to have recovered in a single day in the city.


Road to Recovery

Mumbai which has identified about 6,733 active containment zones across the city, including slums, chawls and buildings, now has a recovery rate of 72% and a case doubling rate of 61 days. With a depreciation of 794 active cases, the burden on the city's medical facilities has a lessened.

Smart helmets used for coronavirus testing

Mass screenings conducted by the BMC and various volunteers through 'smart helmets', has been very helpful in testing more and more people in the city. This active identification of infection has resulted in a higher recovery rate in the city as those suspected positive are isolated and medicated with promptness.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation unveiled 3 specially-fitted and equipped auto-rickshaws for Covid-19 duties which can enter into narrow lanes to cater to suspected cases, in the presence of Municipal Commissioner, former Union Minister and a local MLA. Not only this, the BMC has also decided to seal buildings in the western suburbs (hight risk contacts) even if a single coronavirus case is detected.

Knock Kncok

An active lockdown till July 31 will be observed in the city along with certain relaxations, granted in view of the city's increased preparedness to deal with the coronavirus. With the growth in the recovery rate of coronavirus cases, Mumbai has got a new ray of hope. At this point, it is important for people to have faith in the government and their methods to curb the infection for the benefit of all, while actively following the social distancing norms.

-with inputs from IANS

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