Mumbai: It fell to 3.8% in the week ending July 27. However, experts caution that a dip in testing in some of the high-burden districts due to the floods could have contributed to the drop.
From a staggering weekly positivity rate of 27% in the first week of April, Maharashtra started to see a steady decline only around mid-May, when it fell to 14.3%. Thereafter, till mid-June, the drop was steady with positivity rate declining to 5% in the week ending on June 16. However, from June 17 to July 21, the weekly rate stubbornly stood between around 4.4% to 4.5%, showing no signs of decline.
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US Nod May Fast-Track First At-Home Treatment In India
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