COVID-19: Cases Rise In Mumbai, 16,420 Test Positive


On Wednesday, January 12, the number of COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai rose to 16,420 according to the data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Of these, 84 per cent which is 13,793 were asymptomatic. 

Moreover, 916 patients were hospitalized today of which 98 needed oxygen. On the other hand, from the total 36,811 available beds, 6,946 are occupied as of Wednesday. Meaning 18.8 per cent of the total beds are presently occupied. 

Subsequently, 14,649 patients recovered from coronavirus and were discharged on Wednesday. With this, the number of active cases in Mumbai stands at 102,282. Similarly, seven fatalities owing to the novel virus were also reported all of whom had comorbidities and were above the age of 60.

The total tests done stood at 67,339 and the recovery rate of the island city is 87 per cent. The overall growth rate of cases in Mumbai from January 5 to 11 is 1.85 per cent and the doubling rate is at 36 days. 

In accordance with the containment measures taken on Tuesday, January 11, there are no active containment zones in the city which can be attributed to the revised guidelines issued by the Centre. The number of active sealed buildings, however, is at 56. 

According to reports, BMC Commissioner, Iqbal Singh Chahal remarked that owing to the recent change in the national coronavirus testing guidelines where it has been directed that only symptomatic cases will be tested, it is likely that a spike positivity will be created since the majority of the symptomatic cases would be almost confirmed positive cases.

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