Covid-19 positive test rate for Mumbai jumped more than 15% twice this week, civil servants said Friday as the metropolis struggled with a new jump in cases after the third wave of the pandemic eased earlier this year. PTI.
According to officials, the TPR jumped to 15.58% on June 14, when 1,724 people tested positive for coronavirus from 11,065 tests conducted that day. On June 16, the rate rose again to 15.11% when 2,366 new patients were found after 15,656 tests over a 24-hour period.
The Brihanmumbai municipal corporation has increased the number of daily tests since the first week of June after the city witnessed a jump in new cases.