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Mumbai: Districts nearer to the city report higher positivity rate

As per reports, districts near Mumbai like Raigad, Palghar and Ratnagiri have reported a higher cumulative positivity rate for the coronavirus.

Mumbai: Districts nearer to the city report higher positivity rate
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As per reports, districts near Mumbai like Raigad, Palghar and Ratnagiri have reported a higher cumulative positivity rate for the coronavirus as compared to the rest of the state.

According to a report in Indian Express, one of the major reason for districts near Mumbai to report a higher positivity rate happens to be inter-district travel for work reasons. As a consequence, viral transmissions have a higher chance of occurring due to people moving about in these areas.

In Palghar, at least 200-250 people of the 750-900 tested daily reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus. The district’s overall positivity rate since March is 28 per cent. Moreover, in Raigad, the overall positivity rate is at 31 per cent. In a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the district is conducting 2,400-2,500 tests every day.

Earlier in the week, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the 'My Family, My Responsibility' campaign by the Zilla Parishads to contain the spread of the contagious disease. He further opined that aggressively identifying patients having influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infection, encouraging citizens’ participation and efficient execution would prove effective in containing the spread of this deadly disease. Furthermore, he called upon senior officials to thoroughly check daily team reports.

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