Mumbai stories 5,504 new cases, BMC plans to scale up mattress capability in hospitals

Mumbai is reeling underneath a recent surge of COVID-19 cases as the town recorded 5,504 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths within the final 24 hours, crossing 5,000 for the second day in a row. It took the caseload within the nation’s monetary capital to three,74,611. There are 30,760 energetic sufferers.

Due to this, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has deliberate to extend the mattress capability in hospitals from the present 13,773 to 21,000 within the subsequent 15 days. BMC has additionally determined to scale up COVID-19 testing within the metropolis.

The Mumbai civic physique on Thursday stated it had accomplished administering 10 lakh doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and the purpose now was to extend the goal to at least one lakh per day.

The whole variety of COVID-19 positive cases in Mumbai is 3,74,611. Till now 3,31,322 sufferers have been discharged, while 11,606 have died. Out of this, 10,056 had been above 50 years of age. The variety of energetic cases within the metropolis is presently at 30,760, in response to BMC’s data.

According to Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, most COVID-19 cases in Mumbai are being reported from highrises.

With 195 new coronavirus cases, Mira Bhayandar reported the very best single-day spike of 2021. The twin-city has been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases for the previous couple of weeks, and with the latest addition of cases, the cumulative positive cases within the space have reached 29,293. 

Meanwhile, Maharashtra continues to stay within the hazard zone because it reported 35,952 new cases, alongside with 111 deaths on Thursday.

A full lockdown for ten days has been imposed from March 25 to April 4 within the worst-affected cities Nanded and Beed following a cupboard assembly.

India’s general caseload stands at 1.18 crore, the third-highest behind the United States and Brazil. The nation reported 251 new deaths, taking the general tally to 1,60,692, in response to government knowledge.

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