Mumbai past Covid-19 peak, planning to open schools by January-end, says Commissioner

New Delhi: Despite the fact that the number of daily Covid-19 cases in Mumbai is continuing to decline, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal stated on Tuesday (January 18, 2022) that the city had passed its peak.

He also stated that the daily case count is expected to decrease even further in the coming days, and that they intend to reopen schools by the end of this month if all goes according to plan.

In an interview with an English daily, Chahal said, “We expect the numbers of people who have fled to come down to 1,000-2,000 by January 26.” “We are now planning to reopen schools by January 27,” he added.

The statement, on the other hand, came on a day when the number of daily coronavirus cases in the city slightly increased after dropping for five days in a row.

The BMC reported in a bulletin that Mumbai had recorded 6,149 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with seven more patients succumbing to the infection and 12,810 others recovering from the infection.

The number of new cases increased by 193 from the previous day, but the number of fatalities decreased by five.

With the latest additions, the Covid-19 death toll has risen to 10,11,967, while the overall death toll has increased to 16,476, according to the city civic body.

The number of active cases has now fallen below the 50,000-mark, and the positivity rate in the financial capital has increased to 12.89 percent, from 12.51 percent on Monday.

According to the bulletin, 47,700 new tests were carried out in the city a little more than a day ago, bringing the total number of tests carried out in the city to 1,47,17,804 so far.

In the last 24 hours, 12,810 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 948,744 and leaving the state with 44,084 active coronavirus infections, according to the CDC.

It was found that the rate of Covid-19 infections increased by 1.10 percent in the country’s financial capital during the period of January 11 to January 17, and that the rate of case doubling was 61 days.

On January 7, 2022, the city had logged a total of 20,971 cases, the highest number of cases recorded since the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020.

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