The Covid-19 test positivity rate in Mumbai jumped over 15% twice in the current week, civic officials said on Friday, as the metropolis battles a fresh surge in cases after the third wave of the pandemic waned earlier this year, PTI reports.
According to officials TPR jumped to 15.58% on June 14, when 1,724 people tested positive for coronavirus out of 11,065 tests conducted that day. On June 16, once again the rate shot up to 15.11% when 2,366 new patients were detected on the back of 15,656 tests in a span of 24 hours.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has ramped up the number of daily tests since the first week of June after the city witnessed a spike in fresh cases.
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