Mumbai warns of huge spike in Covid cases, positivity rate at 6%
The BMC has further asked for the vaccination drive in the 12-18 years category
Testing for Covid will be ramped up in Mumbai as the test positivity rate in the city has jumped to six per cent, the civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, or BMC, said today.
It has asked officials to immediately increase testing "on war footing". Testing labs have also been asked to be proactive and fully 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.