Covid wave ebbing in Delhi & Mumbai
The Morning Standard|January 18, 2022
THOUGH the ongoing third wave of Covid-19 continues to be building in the country, the curve in a few big cities may have started to bend.
SUMI SUKANYA DUTTA

An analysis of daily Covid cases and deaths in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata shows that the wave may have peaked there.

Mumbai logged 7,895 new cases on Sunday; its figures have been declining since January 7 when the city had a whopping 20,971 fresh cases. The earlier one-day high for Mumbai was 11,163 cases, registered on April 4 last year during the second wave of the pandemic.

In Delhi, where the daily Covid cases had crossed 30,000 on two days late last week, less than 28,000 were recorded on Sunday. Though the number of tests, too, dropped a tad in the city, the good news is the fall in the test positivity rate (TPR) — under 28% now after crossing 30% earlier.

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