Mumbai Corona Update: 99% of the 645 Covid-19 ICU beds in Mumbai are occupied | Mumbai News

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MUMBAI: The city, which had witnessed a slight slump in the number of Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (1,002) and Wednesday (1,044) after having seen 1500-1700 cases for several days at a stretch, again saw a rise on Thursday.
With 1,467 fresh cases reported on Thursday, Mumbai’s overall case count has now risen to 35,485.
Out of the 38 deaths recorded in Mumbai on Thursday, 24 patients had co-morbidities, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said. It added that 27 of the victims were men and 11 were women, while four deaths were of those below 40 years of age. Around 15 of the deaths were of those above 60 years old. The city’s recovery rate stood at 28% even as the death rate hovered around 3.2%.
Revealing the city’s bed status, the BMC said that 96% of its 6,099 beds in the Dedicated Covid Hospitals (for comorbid and severe cases) were occupied on Thursday, while 80% of the 1,437 beds in Dedicated Covid Health Centres (DCHCs, for moderate cases) were occupied. The civic body also admitted that 99% of the 645 Covid ICU beds were occupied. However, beds in the Covid Care Centres were abundantly available.
In a positive development, the recovery rate for the BEST, that has been one of the hardest hit groups among the essential service providers, is steadily going up. It has increased from 26% two weeks ago to 52% on Thursday, senior officials said. The total staffers infected in BEST has risen to 250. Among civic staffers too, over 1,500 have been infected, BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal revealed recently.
The number of buildings sealed by the authorities in Mumbai has gone up to 3,097 with the increase in the number of cases. The number of containment zones in the city has also increased to 696 from 674 earlier.
The rate of discharge in the state was also steadily on the increase. Of the total number of cases, 18,616 patients have been discharged so far, the state bulletin said. On Thursday, 698 people were sent home after treatment.
Besides Mumbai, four deaths each were reported from Vasai-Virar and Thane, two deaths were reported from Navi Mumbai and one each from Raigad, Jalgaon and Nanded. The Pune Municipal Corporation reported 10 days, nine deaths were reported from Satara and seven from Solapur. Three deaths were reported from Aurangabad and five from Akola.
Meanwhile, as many as 154 Covid-19 positive patients and three deaths were reported from Thane within 24 hours on Thursday. So far, 2,604 positive patients have been recorded in Thane, the death toll now there is 75, and 1,085 patients who were infected have recovered and have been discharged.



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