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Navi Mumbai doubling rate stands at 39 days

According to reports, the number of people suffering from the coronavirus in Navi Mumbai is slowly coming under control.

Navi Mumbai doubling rate stands at 39 days
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According to reports, the number of people suffering from the coronavirus in Navi Mumbai is slowly coming under control. The doubling rate is said to be 39 days at the moment.

Moreover, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has started its own testing laboratory which has the capacity to perform 1000 RT-PCR tests per day. The laboratory is said to provide results of the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCMR) tests in 24 hours. As per sources, the civic body plans to use the lab to conduct tests for other diseases, after the coronavirus outbreak ends.

As the civic body did not have its own laboratory in the past, it had to depend on other government and private laboratories in order to conduct tests which led to delays with regards to acquiring the test results.

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) had earlier signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dr DY Patil Hospital, Nerul, for 200 fully-equipped intensive care unit (ICU) beds and 80 ventilators. The patients suffering from the coronavirus can further avail the beds free of cost.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Thursday, August 6, clocked 11,514 fresh cases of the coronavirus which propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 4,79,779, according to data from the state health department.

The number of recovered patients rose by 10,854 in the last 24 hours, taking the aggregate of recovered cases to 3,16,375. The recovery rate in the state now stands at 65.94 per cent closing in on the national average of 67.62 per cent.

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