The metropolis clocked 5,335 active COVID-19 cases on 8 February, and the quantity went as much as 7,276 on Sunday, in line with the civic physique’s data
Careless angle of residents, permitting most of the people to journey in native trains and opening of assorted different business actions have been among the many causes behind the present surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, civic officers mentioned.
The nation’s monetary capital reported 5,335 active COVID-19 cases on 8 February, and the quantity went as much as 7,276 on Sunday, in line with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) data.
Notably, on 8 February, town had recorded its lowest common progress fee of COVID-19 cases at 0.12 p.c and the very best common doubling fee of 574 days, as per the statistics.
At current, Mumbai’s common progress fee of COVID-19 cases is 0.20 per cent and the common doubling fee is 346 days, in line with the data.
Though the every day COVID-19 cases have been rising in town, the variety of fatalities remained low, round three to 5 each day, as per the data.
According to BMC officers, the surge in every day cases began in the second week of February. On Sunday, Mumbai reported over 900 COVID-19 cases, as in comparison with lower than 500 every day cases in the primary week of February.
Civic officers mentioned there are numerous causes for the rise in cases, like careless angle of individuals in the direction of COVID-19 protocols, permitting most of the people to journey in native trains, opening of malls, places of work, resorts and eating places.
BMC’s Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani mentioned as restrictions have been eased, crowds have been witnessed at numerous marriage features, different social occasions, and in malls, eating places, pubs and golf equipment.
The variety of passengers in native trains additionally elevated from eight lakh (in January-end) to 22 lakh (in spite of everything members of the general public have been allowed in February), he mentioned.
“Many people are behaving as if the COVID-19 risk shouldn’t be there. They usually are not following protocols at public locations,” Kakani mentioned.
According to the BMC, it has already elevated every day COVID-19 assessments from round 15,000 earlier this month to over 22,000 now. “Among the positive cases, the number of asymptomatic persons is more,” Kakani mentioned.
The civic physique can be looking for out if the virus has mutated.
Kakani mentioned they’ve already despatched 90 samples to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology to examine for any mutation of the virus. It takes 10 to 15 days to get the report from the institute, he mentioned.
Since final week, the BMC has intensified motion in opposition to these discovered with out masks in public locations, and began a crackdown on institutions like marriage halls, resorts and eating places that are discovered violating the COVID-19 norms.
The civic physique has additionally filed police complaints in opposition to some institutions in the previous couple of days, officers mentioned.
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