COVID-19: Mumbai's test positivity rate drops below 10 pc
According to Chahal, Mumbai's positivity rate was 9.94 percent on April 29, when 4,328 people tested positive for COVID-19 out of 43,525 those samples were examined.
The test positivity rate (TPR) is defined as the proportion of samples that return positive among the total tested.
Highlighting that 85 percent of the new cases are asymptomatic, the IAS officer said the number of vacant beds available in city hospitals increased to 5,725 on Friday afternoon, indicating a drop in fresh admissions.
The highest positivity rate during the month was 27.94 percent, reported on April 4, when 11,573 people had tested positive after 51,313 samples were examined.
The data suggested that the test positivity rate started slipping below 20 percent from April 19.
He had said the turnaround was due to the metropolis tackling the surge in cases during the second wave of the infection with the ''ATM strategy'', which is 'Assess, Triage and Transfer, and Management.
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