Mumbai: 39 Inmates Of Byculla Women’s Jail Test Positive For COVID-19

In a test conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on 120 people (prisoners and staff) of Byculla Women's Jail, 39 inmates were reported COVID-19 positive.

In a test conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on 120 people (prisoners and staff) of Byculla Women’s Jail, 39 inmates were reported COVID-19 positive.

Over a period of 10 days, 39 inmates were found affected with COVID-19 which includes six children.

According to a BMC official, affected people have been shifted from jail to an isolation camp of a BMC school and their condition is stable. “A female prisoner, who is pregnant, has been admitted to a nearby municipal hospital. Her condition is also stable but as a precautionary measure, she has been kept under the supervision of doctors,” the official stated.

India has registered 28,326 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is 4.4 per cent lower than yesterday. With this, the country’s case tally has touched 3,35,31,498.

With the administration of 68,42,786 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 85 Cr (85,60,81,527) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.  This has been achieved through 83,64,110 sessions.

The recovery of 26,032 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,29,02,351.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.77%. The recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that are being reported for 91 consecutive days now.

28,326 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Active Caseload is presently 3,03,476.  Active cases presently constitute 0.90% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 14,88,945 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 56.32 Cr (56,32,43,245) cumulative tests.

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