Mumbai: Dharavi witnesses sharp decline in Covid cases; reports 51 new infections

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: January 13, 2022 05:27 PM2022-01-13T17:27:43+5:302022-01-13T17:29:03+5:30

Mumbai's Dharavi, Asia's largest slum reported a sharp decline in Covid cases on January 12 with just 51 new ...

Mumbai: Dharavi witnesses sharp decline in Covid cases; reports 51 new infections | Mumbai: Dharavi witnesses sharp decline in Covid cases; reports 51 new infections

Mumbai: Dharavi witnesses sharp decline in Covid cases; reports 51 new infections

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Mumbai's Dharavi, Asia's largest slum reported a sharp decline in Covid cases on January 12 with just 51 new cases. A few days ago the slum area was reporting over 100 cases in a day. Testing protocol has been changed under ICMR guidelines. Focus sample testing is being done, said G North ward’s AMC,Kiran Dighavkar. 

After seeing a declining trend in Covid-19 cases for the past four days, Mumbai on Wednesday recorded 16,420 new infections — a 40 per cent rise in cases within 24 hours. On Tuesday, the city had recorded 11,647 new cases. The surge in daily cases corresponds with a rise in daily positivity rate, which increased from 18.7 per cent on Tuesday to 24.3 per cent on Wednesday.

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