The Reproduction number or R refers to how many people an infected person infects on an average. In other words, it tells how ''efficiently'' a virus is spreading.
The BMC on Sunday issued fresh guidelines under 'Break the Chain' programme, using powers conferred by the Maharashtra government to decide the timings.
This is the fifth day in a fortnight that the slum-dominated area has not reported any fresh cases.
According to the BMC, so far 54,35,731 citizens have been inoculated in the metropolis. Of these, 10,72,578 beneficiaries have received the second dose as well.
The positivity rate has come down to 3.79 per cent and the oxygen bed occupancy is 23.56 per cent, the city civic body said.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) appealed to citizens not to let their guard down and follow all precautions to check the spread of COVID-19.
The BMC's Central Purchase Authority is procuring antifungal drug Amphotericin B which is used to treat mucormycosis and hospitals have been authorised to purchase it locally.
The plea by Delhi-based trader Amandeep Aggarwal seeks setting up of the drive-in vaccination centres to ensure citizens do not come into contact with each other while getting their jabs.
P Velrasu has demanded that local administration officials be deployed at the refilling facilities of two companies in Navi Mumbai to monitor and ensure smooth supply of the life-saving gas in Mumbai.
One Ashwin Vinod approached the police force on Twitter to help him with his dilemma, asking them which "sticker" should he use on his car to be able to meet his girlfriend as he missed her.
Overall, the country is recording over 7% growth in active cases which has now crossed the 16 lakh mark and at least 12 states in India are reporting an explosive surge in daily cases.
Complete lockdown needed in Mumbai, Kumbh returnees will distribute 'corona prasad': Mayor Kishori Pednekar
The Mumbai Mayor stated that 95 per cent Mumbaikars adhere to COVID-19 norms, but it is the remaining five per cent that is creating problems for others.
Speaking to reporters here, Pednekar said Mumbai had only 1.76 lakh doses of Covishield, the mainstay of the vaccination drive, till Tuesday afternoon and this figure could have gone down by now.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data, 9,857 new cases took the tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,62,302, while the death toll jumped to 11,797.
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said that series of meetings with the administration is being conducted on this front.