Mumbai’s daily Covid-19 cases drop to 2,554, lowest since mid-March

Mumbai registered 2,554 recent Covid-19 instances on Tuesday, the bottom single-day rely since mid-March, and 62 recent fatalities, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) mentioned.

The Covid-19 caseload within the metropolis rose to six,61,420 at the moment.

Within the final 24 hours, 5,240 individuals recovered from the lethal virus. Mumbai now has 51,380 lively instances.

Tuesday’s case rely of two,554 was the bottom every day tally since 17 March, when the monetary capital had recorded 2,377 infections.

Mumbai had reported the highest-ever 11,163 Covid-19 instances on four April.

15 Maha districts exhibiting decline in Covid instances

Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned 15 districts, together with Mumbai and Thane, confirmed a decline in every day Covid-19 instances, however different districts nonetheless exhibiting an upward pattern.

He mentioned the federal government is focusing on to cut back the variety of coronavirus infections within the districts with the excessive caseload.

Tope mentioned the state authorities was in talks with the producer of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V to reach at a purchase order worth for the jab. He mentioned the worldwide expression of curiosity, floated by the state authorities for vaccine buy, has acquired a very good response from corporations.

“COVID-19 instances are nonetheless on the rise in round 20 districts, together with Sangli, Satara, Buldhana and Kolhapur, and our goal is to cut back them,” Tope instructed reporters.

He mentioned COVID-19 instances are declining every day in 15 districts – Mumbai, Dhule, Nanded, Bhandara, Thane, Nashik, Latur, Nandurbar, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati, Raigad, Osmabanad, Chandrapur and Gondia.

The district administrations in areas the place instances are rising have been requested to extend mattress capability in hospitals, the minister mentioned. He mentioned the state, reeling underneath a second wave of the an infection, has recorded a 5% drop in check positivity charge, from 27% to 22%.

The minister mentioned there was no discount within the variety of coronavirus testing. “The variety of every day exams ranges between 2.5 lakh and a pair of.eight lakh of which RT-PCR (lab approach) accounts for 65% and RAT (speedy antigen check) 35%,” he mentioned.

The state, the worst-hit by the an infection within the nation, will likely be getting 3.5 lakh vials of Remdesivir, a key COVID-19 drug, and 20,000 oxygen concentrators.

Of the Remdesivir inventory to be acquired by Maharashtra, 40,000 injections have been delivered and already utilised, Tope mentioned. He mentioned 9 lakh vaccine doses have been acquired for the 45-plus age group.

Tope mentioned, “45% of the beneficiaries aged 45 and above have been vaccinated to date.” In every district, individuals underneath the 18-44 age group (for whom inoculation opened on Could 1) are being vaccinated at 5 centres and to date practically a lakh beneficiaries within the youngest class have acquired their doses, he mentioned.

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