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Coronavirus Outbreak: Doubling rate in Borivali stands at 46 days

The number of patients suffering from the coronavirus in Borivali is currently doubling in 46 days from 32 days earlier.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Doubling rate in Borivali stands at 46 days
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According to the data shared by the BMC on August 2, the number of patients suffering from the coronavirus in Borivali is currently doubling in 46 days from 32 days earlier. As of August 2, the total patients in Borivali was 5,609.

Earlier in July, in a bid to contain the spread of the disease, newer technologies such as door-to-door screening and smart helmet screening were introduced. This new-age high-tech 'smart helmet' visor has thermo-scan sensors which are touted to provide information about the temperature of passengers within a 7-metre radius.

Moreover, in view of the situation, the civic body had decided to conduct the Rapid antigen testing, especially in the Borivali and the Dahisar area as a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases.

A rapid antigen test is a rapid diagnostic test suitable for point-of-care testing that directly detects the presence or absence of an antigen. This distinguishes it from other medical tests that detect antibodies or nucleic acid.

Meanwhile, Mumbai on Monday, August 3, recorded 970 fresh cases of the coronavirus while 46 people succumbed to the disease. The city has also been witnessing a steady rise in its recovery rate - standing at 76 per cent now while its growth rise slowed to 0.89 per cent. The civic body further reported that 5,51,994 samples have been tested till date (5374 samples tested in 24 hours) with a 21.10 per cent positivity rate.

Furthermore, the BMC has increased its containment zones to 760, while over 5470 buildings and chawls have been sealed and are being self-managed by the people.


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