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BMC increases COVID-19 testing in October

In an effort to detect more cases, the BMC had increased the number of daily tests in the month of October as compared to September.

BMC increases COVID-19 testing in October
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Amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been working tirelessly to curb the number of COVID-19 cases.

In an effort to detect more cases, the BMC had increased the number of daily tests in the month of October as compared to September. It was duly noted that the number of infections was lower compared to the number of tests conducted. In the month of September, 17 per cent of the total number of tests conducted tested positive whereas, in October, the figure stood at 14 per cent. Currently, the target is 16,000 to 20,000 tests per day. In the month of October, 3,52,770 tests have been conducted. Of these, 47,748 patients tested positive for the coronavirus.

So far, 14,68,000 tests for the coronavirus have been conducted in Mumbai. Of these, 2,52,888 people have been found to be affected by COVID-19. Accordingly, the incidence of infected patients in Mumbai is 17.17 per cent. With the increase in the number of tests in Mumbai, the percentage of cases per day has also come down since October.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded 6,738 fresh cases of the coronavirus taking the COVID-19 tally in the state to 16,60,766. Moreover, a total of 8,430 patients were discharged during the day, which took the tally of recovered persons to 14,86,926.

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