Maharashtra Covid Cases: Covid case count rises in Maharashtra & Mumbai, so do testing numbers | Mumbai News – Times of India

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MUMBAI: As testing numbers improved after the Diwali break, the daily tally of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai and Maharashtra registered a slight increase on Tuesday. Maharashtra registered 982 cases, including 274 cases from Mumbai.
Deaths increased in Maharashtra from 15 on Monday to 27 on Tuesday. Mumbai registered only one death—the daily toll was zero on October 17 and one on September 21.
“We conducted over 31,000 tests and plan to increase it further now that the festival season is over,” said BMC additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani on Monday. The daily test positivity rate continues to be less than 1%, he added. Cases in Mumbai rose slightly after restrictions on travel by local trains were relaxed on August 16, with the tally reaching 500-600 a day.
The weekly growth rate of the Covid infection in the city has dropped another decimal (0.03%) to the levels present in the July-August period. Only 13 buildings are sealed across the city at present, indicating a lull in the infection.
In Maharashtra, cases have been under 1,000 for the fifth consecutive day. As compared to 60,000 tests on Sunday, 96,866 tests were done across the state on Monday. Only Mumbai (460), Pune (306) and Nashik (141) administrative regions recorded a three-digit tally, while Akola and Nagpur regions had less than 10 cases. Active cases in the state dropped to 13,311, including 3,559 in Mumbai.

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