New Delhi: In a possible indication that Mumbai’s coronavirus situation might be improving, the city on Tuesday witnessed just 717 new cases, it’s lowest single-day spike in three months. The total number of cases here, thus, reached 1,10,846. Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Sharp Fall in New Cases Today; Spike of 7,924 Takes Tally to 3,83,723
A total of 8,776 tests were conducted in Maharashtra’s capital-the highest number of COVID-19 tests conducted in a single day in the city thus far.
Making the announcement, Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray tweeted: “The good news: Only 700 cases today in Mumbai and that too with highest testing till date in Mumbai in a single day (8776). This is chase the virus in full capacity. A major relief after three months”.
He, however, cautioned against ‘letting the guard down’.
“Mumbai will see more testing with chase the virus initiative of the @mybmc. It is also the only city to have liberalised testing and allowed citizens to ‘test at will'”, he posted in a subsequent tweet.
“Chase the Virus model of Mumbai is being implemented in MMR region actively that has seen a ramping up of facilities in the past few weeks. Along with MMR, rest of Maharashtra too is taking all efforts to tackle covid pandemic effectively”, the Shiv Sena leader concluded.
Mumbai, notably, is the worst-hit city in the country after national capital Delhi.