Mumbai's covid testing capacity marked at 9000 in a day
A day after achieving the maximum covid testing capacity of 9000, the city of Mumbai reported its lowest tally of coronavirus cases in a hundred days. With as many as 8776 tests, about 700 coronavirus cases were reported on Tuesday- its lowest single day tally in 3 months. The total case load of the city now stands at 1,10,182 with 21,812 active cases.
Minimum numbers with maximum testing
Achieving numbers as low as 700 in a day, after 100 days, the city of Mumbai finally gets some respite from the rising number of Coronvirus cases. The doubling rate of the city spreading over 68 days, Mumbai has embarked its journey to recover from the pandemic. The administration and health sighed in relief as the city recorded its lowest number in 3 months with a maximised Covid testing potency.
Mumbai is the only city to have liberalised testing for all, without the need of a doctor's prescription. Increase in testing capacities was pushed by licensing more labs, usage of antigen test kits and use of smart helmets. An increased testing was directly proportioned to an increased and improved recovery, however, this decrease in the number of fresh cases is a huge victory for the city of Mumbai that has emerged as the worst hit cities of Maharashtra and India. As many as 81,944 recoveries have been reported in the city with over 6,132 coronavirus deaths.
With a fall in the number of cases and increased recoveries, Mumbai may be awarded certain relaxations. The ongoing monsoon in Mumbai and the second wave of the virus also looms as a threat which may again lead to heightened transmission.