Corona cases down in Delhi-Mumbai: Are the number of newly infected or test interruptions really declining? Find out what the data says

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi / Mumbai

Published by: Kirtivardhan Mishra
Updated Saturday, 15 January 2022 09:05 AM IST

Summary

Judging by these figures, it seems that Mumbai has reached the peak of the third wave of the corona and the decline in new cases has started in Delhi as well. However, after looking at the test data together, a different picture emerged.

Corona situation in Delhi and Mumbai.

Corona situation in Delhi and Mumbai.
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Everyday coronavirus cases in India are constantly creating new records. A day earlier, the number of new corona cases in the country had crossed 2.64 lakh. If we talk about the last 24 hours, it is expected that 2.70 lakh corona cases will be detected in India once again. Meanwhile, the reduction of new corona cases in Mumbai and Delhi is a shocking trend. However, it is not yet clear whether this decline in the nation’s capital and financial capital is due to the Corona’s peak, or whether the decrease in the number of tests in both locations also plays a role.

What has been the trend in Delhi-Mumbai for the last two days?

On Thursday, January 12, Delhi recorded the highest number of 28,867 corona cases. However, by Friday, the number had dropped to 24,483. That means corona cases in the capital dropped by almost 20 percent in a single day. Mumbai, on the other hand, recorded 13,702 corona cases on Thursday, down by 17 per cent on Friday and the number of newly infected reached 11,317. Even before this, the number of corona cases in Mumbai was steadily declining.

Judging by these figures, it seems that Mumbai has reached the peak of the third wave of the corona and the decline in new cases has started in Delhi as well. However, if we look at the testing data together, it seems that there has been a drastic reduction in testing in both places. However, the test positivity rate in Mumbai (number of those infected with 100 tests) is constantly declining and the TPR in Delhi is increasing.

What do the test and identification data of infected people say about Mumbai and Delhi?

TPR is the number of people infected with the corona for every 100 tests. The number has been steadily declining in Mumbai for the past seven days. On January 7, TPR hit an all-time high of 28.95 percent in the city. That is, during this time in Mumbai, 29 people were found to be positive for 100 tests. However, on Friday, Mumbai’s test positivity rate dropped to 20.6 per cent. That is, for every 100 tests, 20-21 people are now infected. But in this situation only 54 thousand 924 corona tests were done in Mumbai, which is the lowest test in eight days.

In Delhi, on the other hand, TPR stood at 30.64 per cent on Friday. This means that for every 100 tests in Delhi, 30-31 people are infected. This is the highest rate of test positivity in Delhi in recent months. Surprisingly, this high infection rate was recorded in Delhi when only 79 thousand 578 tests were conducted in the capital on Friday. It was the second lowest Test in eight days.

Recalling the old trends, it comes to the fore that in both cities, the number of those infected with more tests is even higher. However, the number of infected people in Mumbai is constantly declining at an average rate. That is, to Mumbai, it can be assumed that the peak of the third wave of the corona has arrived. However, the test positivity rate in Delhi has increased by 13 per cent in the last eight days. That is, the peak of the corona has not yet reached here.

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