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Mumbai to get 500 additional ICU beds in a week

Mumbai to get 500 additional ICU beds in a week
Maharashtra public health minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said 500 additional ICU beds will be made available within a week's time in Mumbai, which accounts for more than half of the state's coronavirus cases.Mumbai, by far the worst-affected city in the country, has reported over 54,000 COVID-19 cases to date. Of them, 24,209 are still active. The death toll...

Minister Dhananjay Munde, his staff test positive for coronavirus

Minister Dhananjay Munde, his staff test positive for coronavirus
Maharashtra Social Justice Minister and senior NCP leader Dhananjay Munde tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday.According to sources, Munde's report, confirming his COVID-19 status, arrived late Thursday night. Apart from the minister, his personal assistant, two drivers, and his cook have also reportedly tested positive.Notably, all of them, including Munde, are said to be asymptomatic and in...

Mumbai records 1,500 plus coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 97 deaths

Mumbai records 1,500 plus coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 97 deaths
The number of coronavirus cases jumped past 52,000 in Mumbai on Wednesday as 1,500 more COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.According to the official data, the total number of cases stands at 52,445 as of yesterday, which includes 23,693 recovered or discharged, 26,897 active cases, and 1,855 deaths."Mumbai has reported 1,567 more COVID-19...

Special 50-bed coronavirus facility setup for cops in Navi Mumbai

Special 50-bed coronavirus facility setup for cops in Navi Mumbai
As more and more cops continue to test positive for the novel coronavirus, Maharashtra Health Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday inaugurated a 50-bed COVID-19 care centre for police personnel at the Navi Mumbai police headquarters in Kalamboli.The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of 35 police personnel so far.Condoling the cops' deaths, Deshmukh told reporters, "we want police personnel...

5 more test positive for coronavirus in Dharavi; area tally rises to 22 cases, 3 deaths

5 more test positive for coronavirus in Dharavi; area tally rises to 22 cases, 3 deaths
The total number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai's Dharavi area jumped to 22 on Thursday after five more people tested positive for COVID-19.According to the officials, the five persons include two women. One of them is a 29-year-old wife of a surgeon who had tested positive in Vaibhav Nagar last week. The other is a 31-year-old resident of the...

4 more Mumbai hospitals stop admitting new patients after coronavirus exposure

4 more Mumbai hospitals stop admitting new patients after coronavirus exposure
Less than a week after three private hospitals were designated as containment zones, four more hospitals in Mumbai have been forced to stop new admissions due to possible exposure to coronavirus patients.According to reports, the hospitals in question are Breach Candy Hospital in Cumballa Hill, Bhatia Hospital in Tardeo, Hinduja Hospital in Khar and Spandan Hospital in Mulund.Breach CandyThe...

Mumbai sees highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, Maharashtra case count reaches 1,297

Mumbai sees highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, Maharashtra case count reaches 1,297
Maharashtra saw 162 new coronavirus cases as of Thursday morning, taking the state's COVID-19 tally to 1,297."Out of the 162 new cases, 143 have been reported from Mumbai," an official said.According to health officials, this was the highest rise in the number of coronavirus patients in a single day to date in Maharashtra and Mumbai.The remaining cases were from...

NSCI dome converted into massive quarantine facility

NSCI dome converted into massive quarantine facility
In a bid to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, the BMC has temporarily converted the National Sports Club of India's (NSCI) dome in Worli into a massive quarantine cum observation facility.The newly set up facility was readied in record two days and is expected to handle 400-500 patients. The civic body will start putting it to use from Thursday.Notably,...

Stepping outside? Not wearing a face mask can land you in trouble

Stepping outside? Not wearing a face mask can land you in trouble
With fresh coronavirus cases coming to light every day, Mumbai has become the first Indian city to make the wearing of face masks compulsory for all citizens stepping outside their homes during the lockdown period.The total number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai surged closer to 700 on Wednesday, with at least 106 fresh cases reported in a single day.In...

Maharashtra now has 1,078 coronavirus cases; Mumbai accounts for nearly 65% cases, deaths

Maharashtra now has 1,078 coronavirus cases; Mumbai accounts for nearly 65% cases, deaths
The steep rise in the number of coronavirus cases continued on Wednesday as Maharashtra saw hundreds of new cases, taking its total COVID-19 tally to well above 1,000.Maharashtra is the worst-hit Indian state and the first in the country to report over 1,000 COVID-19 cases.The state witnessed 150 new cases on Tuesday and another 60 as of Wednesday morning,...

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