Mumbai Covid cases is witnessing increase in Covid19 once again. Officials are gearing up to increase the Tests for Covid in the city. The positivity rate has risen to 6%, according to the civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, or BMC. It has asked officials to increase testing “on a war footing” right away. It has also been urged that testing labs be proactive and adequately staffed.
“Daily new cases have tremendously increased in Mumbai, with monsoon around the corner, we will now see a rapid rise in symptomatic cases,” it warned.
The BMC has further asked for the vaccination drive in the 12-18 years category, and booster doses, to be pushed aggressively. Fearing another sharp rise in symptomatic cases, the civic body has asked for jumbo field hospitals to be kept adequately staffed and on alert now.
Mumbai Covid Cases – BMC to intensify Testing
Private hospitals have also been asked to be on alert. Other readiness measures like reviewing the status of ward war rooms to ensure they are fully equipped with staff, medical teams, and ambulances have been ordered.
If hospitalisation increases in the coming days, the jumbo hospital in Malad is to be used on priority.