Mumbai: On Wednesday, 1233 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported in Maharashtra. With this, the cases of coronavirus have increased to 16758 in Maharashtra. The state Health Department said that 34 people died in Maharashtra on Wednesday. So far, a total of 651 people have died here.
At the same time, BMC said that 68 new cases were reported in Dharavi, Mumbai and one patient died due to this deadly virus. So far, 733 cases have been reported in this slum area and 21 people have died.
34 deaths and 1233 new #COVID19 positive cases reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 16,758; death toll stands at 651: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/SP93IDsu3AAdvertisement
— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2020
Maharashtra government seeks assistance for the increase in ICU beds
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has urged the hospitals of Railways, Army and other central undertakings to make their facilities available in the state available to the government. The state government wants to increase the number of beds of intensive care rooms (ICUs) as the case increases.
In a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office, it was said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has personally discussed with the higher officials regarding the treatment of Covid-19 patients and ICU beds. According to the statement, ‘Under the scheme, the state government has requested to provide facilities in various parts of Maharashtra to hospitals, institutes and buildings of Railways, Mumbai Port Trust, Indian Army, Navy, and other central government programs.’
The state government said that it has been engaged in combating the coronavirus for the last few months and several measures have been taken to prevent it. According to the statement, ‘There has been a huge increase in the number of tests, so the number of patients has also increased. The number of patients who are healthy and discharged from the hospital has also increased.
769 more #COVID19 cases & 25 deaths (19 had comorbidities) reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases in the city is now at 10527, including 2287 recovered/discharged & 412 deaths: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) pic.twitter.com/BEjDBESdkc
— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2020
A state government official said on Tuesday that a total of 2819 patients have recovered from various hospitals. “The Center has projected an increase in cases of coronavirus infection in May, the state government has set up separate habitat and ICU facilities in Mumbai and Pune,” the statement said.
KDMC bans this decision
The Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has on Wednesday suspended its controversial decision to refuse entry to local residents working for essential services in Mumbai. Most cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra have been reported in Mumbai. Apart from KDMC, the Municipal Corporation of Ulhasnagar and the Municipal Council of Ambarnath and Badlapur announced similar decisions on Tuesday.
However, only the KDMC has stayed the decision which was to be implemented from 8 May and the extended period of lockdown would have remained in effect till 17 May. KDMC commissioner Vijay Suryavanshi announced the suspension of the decision on Wednesday.
Issuing an order, the KDMC commissioner on Tuesday appealed to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and other establishments to make arrangements for the stay of their employees, who travel from KDMC to Mumbai.
Many Covid-19 cases found in Kalyan-Dombivli and Ulhasnagar municipal corporations are related to the BMC area infection. Meanwhile, many nurses and employees of the state government and BMC had expressed their concern over the decision of KDMC and Ulhasnagar.
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