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Mumbai’s COVID-19 Doubling Rate Increases To 50 Days, Discharge Rate At 70 Per Cent: BMC Chief

While several parts of Maharashtra especially cities in Mumbai Metropolitan region including Kalyan-Dombiwali, Thane and New Mumbai are witnessing a surge in COVID-19 positive cases, a breather comes for Mumbai

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Highlights
  • The discharge rate of COVID-19 infected patients is at 70% now: BMC Chief
  • We only need 200 beds per day and we have 7,000 COVID-19 beds: BMC Chief
  • Mumbai's R (rate of people getting infected) has come down to 1.1 from 9

Mumbai: Amid COVID-19 cases surge in the state, Mumbai’s doubling rate for COVID-19 positive cases has increased to 50 days while the discharge rate stands at 70 per cent, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Chief on Monday (July 13). While several parts of Maharashtra especially cities in Mumbai Metropolitan region including Kalyan-Dombiwali, Thane and New Mumbai are witnessing a surge in COVID-19 positive cases, a breather comes for Mumbai.

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Speaking to ANI, BMC Chief Iqbal Singh Chahal said,

We are in total control of the situation. Although there is no need for complete lockdown in the city, we need to be get-going with our efforts to curb the spread of the virus. The doubling rate of COVID positive cases have increased to 50 days now, which is the highest in the country. Subsequently, the discharge rate of infected patients is at 70 per cent now.

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BMC’s recent policy of COVID-19 testing without a doctor’s prescription has resulted in better results. “After our open testing policy, where people were allowed to do COVID-19 test without doctor’s prescriptions, had helped in a big way. The implementation of this policy in the city has boosted the testing capacity from 4,000 to 6,800 per day,” Mr Chahal said.

Now the total number of positive cases in Mumbai has come down from 1,400 to 1,200 and of this, symptomatic patients are very low, Mr Chahal said adding, In Mumbai, out of 1,400 to 1,200 positive cases, the number of symptomatic patients is less than 200 per day.

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Previously, BMC has also improved its hospital systems for COVID-19 care in the city. Looking at the current numbers, we only need 200 beds per day and we have 7,000 COVID-19 beds and 250 ICU beds, which are vacant in COVID-19 facilities and hospitals in the city as of July 12, stated BMC Chief.

Quoting a recent research data given by Mumbai University, BMC Chief said,

Mumbai’s R (rate of people getting infected) has come to 1.1 from 9. This shows every infected individual was infecting 9 other people in the city. This has come down to 1.1 in Mumbai. If we go with the WHO standard, if R goes anywhere below 1.1, this would mean that COVID-19 Pandemic is over. We are putting in efforts to reach below 1.1.

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World

23,23,25,643Cases
19,46,11,603Active
3,29,58,002Recovered
47,56,038Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,23,25,643 and 47,56,038 have died; 19,46,11,603 are active cases and 3,29,58,002 have recovered as on September 28, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

3,36,97,581 18,795Cases
2,92,2067,414Active
3,29,58,002 26,030Recovered
4,47,373 179Deaths
In India, there are 3,36,97,581 confirmed cases including 4,47,373 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,92,206 and 3,29,58,002 have recovered as on September 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,44,325

41,396 32

63,64,027

1,38,902 32

Kerala

46,41,587 11,699

1,57,733 6,122

44,59,193 17,763

24,661 58

Karnataka

29,73,899 504

12,833 409

29,23,320 893

37,746 20

Tamil Nadu

26,58,923 1,657

17,261 24

26,06,153 1,662

35,509 19

Andhra Pradesh

20,47,459 618

12,482 566

20,20,835 1,178

14,142 6

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,778 6

176 0

16,86,712 6

22,890

West Bengal

15,66,865 472

7,584 99

15,40,530 556

18,751 15

Delhi

14,38,746 32

366 5

14,13,295 37

25,085

Odisha

10,24,764 444

5,102 214

10,11,482 653

8,180 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,269 27

282 3

9,91,423 30

13,564

Rajasthan

9,54,316 13

86 9

9,45,276 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,872 21

142 9

8,15,648 30

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,504 8

118 2

7,81,868 6

10,518

Haryana

7,70,825 7

329 6

7,60,686 13

9,810

Bihar

7,25,947 3

57 11

7,16,230 14

9,660

Telangana

6,65,284 216

4,585 27

6,56,785 241

3,914 2

Punjab

6,01,538 38

284 2

5,84,747 35

16,507 1

Assam

6,01,031 412

4,587 42

5,90,593 362

5,851 8

Jharkhand

3,48,198 4

79 1

3,42,986 5

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,504 14

218 8

3,35,893 22

7,393

Jammu And Kashmir

3,29,125 117

1,513 1

3,23,190 118

4,422

Himachal Pradesh

2,18,523 209

1,730 16

2,13,124 225

3,669

Goa

1,76,145 50

862 56

1,71,980 106

3,303

Puducherry

1,26,127 37

866 35

1,23,423 72

1,838

Manipur

1,20,000 116

2,111 14

1,16,042 129

1,847 1

Mizoram

90,539 1,846

15,843 358

74,394 1,481

302 7

Tripura

84,085 19

275 3

82,999 22

811

Meghalaya

80,897 108

1,752 125

77,750 230

1,395 3

Chandigarh

65,217 7

44 3

64,354 4

819

Arunachal Pradesh

54,395 43

319 4

53,802 47

274

Sikkim

31,291 25

601 11

30,303 35

387 1

Nagaland

31,167 17

426 19

30,078 35

663 1

Ladakh

20,786 5

148 8

20,431 13

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,361

5 0

10,305

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,619 1

11 2

7,479 3

129

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