Decrease in the number of corona tests

Number of tests below 30,000; The corporation will increase the number of tests after Ganeshotsav

MUMBAI: The number of municipal tests has come down during the Ganeshotsav in Mumbai. In the last few days, the number of tests which have gone up to 50,000 has come down directly to 30,000.

The outbreak of corona infection has been on the rise since the first week of September due to the rush to buy in the markets during Ganeshotsav and increased restrictions due to relaxation of restrictions. The municipality instructed the departments to focus on testing to curb the growing infection in the city. According to him, since the second week of September, about 40,000 to 50,000 tests were being done every day. Earlier, the number was below 35,000. Instructions were also given to conduct inspection camps in the building of the affected person. But as soon as Ganeshotsav started, the graph of tests came down again. 29 thousand 849 tests were done on Saturday. Citizens do not come forward to take tests during Ganpati. As a result, the proportion has decreased. But after the immersion, the rate of testing will definitely increase again, said Additional Commissioner Suresh Kakani.

The incidence is more than one percent

In August, the number of affected people in the city had dropped to less than one per cent. But after the restrictions were relaxed, it went up to one per cent again from the last week of August. Although the number of newly diagnosed patients per day has declined somewhat in the last two days, the incidence is still above one per cent.

Increase in antigen tests

When the number of tests was increased to 50,000 per day in Mumbai four days ago, the number of antigen tests including RTRPCR tests has also increased. During this period 26 to 27 thousand RTPCR and 22 to 23 thousand antigen tests were conducted in the city.

Tests are reduced during the festive season, this is the experience so far. It also reduced tests on Sunday. The strength of the corona in Mumbai still seems to be low. However, the municipality needs to place more emphasis on tests during Ganeshotsav.

– Dr. Rahul Pandit, Member, Karona Kriti Dal

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