Mumbai: With almost 9000 testings performed in a single day, Mumbai recorded only 700 COVID-19 positive cases in the past 24 hours, one of the lowest figures recorded in the past three months.
The city has been witnessing a tremendous growth in COVID-19 cases for the past several months.
Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray confirmed the development and tweeted: "The good news: Only 700 cases today in Mumbai & that too with highest testing till date in Mumbai in a single day(8776).This is chase the virus in full capacity. A major relief after 3 months. Caution: don’t let the guard down! Don’t let your mask down! Only get numbers down!"
The good news: Only 700 cases today in Mumbai & that too with highest testing till date in Mumbai in a single day(8776).This is chase the virus in full capacity. A major relief after 3 months.— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) July 28, 2020
Caution: don’t let the guard down! Don’t let your mask down! Only get numbers down!
Mumbai tested 8776 people on Monday.
Mumbai, which is the financial hub of the country, reported 1,033 COVID-19 cases on Monday from tests conducted on Sunday.
Meanwhile, India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is progressively falling and currently, it is 2.25 percent, read a government statement.
"India continues its march as a country with one of the lowest fatality rates in the world," read a government statement.
This achievement is a result of effective implementation of containment strategy combined with house-to-house surveys, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on holistic Standard of Care approach which ensured that hospitals were left unburdened with supervised home isolation for the asymptomatic patients.
Under the guidance of Central government, State/UT governments have focused on reducing the fatalities by effectively managing the severe cases and prioritising care of the high-risk population using field health care workers leading to decrease in the CFR across the country.
"The CFR has reduced from around 3.33% in mid-June to 2.25% today," read the statement.
The Recovery Rate has seen a sharp increase from around 53% in mid-June to more than 64% as on today.
With 35,176 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries stand at 9,52,743.
With improving daily recovery number, the gap between the recovered cases & the active cases is also persistently increasing. Presently, it is 4,55,755. This means the actual active case load is presently 4,96,988 and all are under medical supervision.