Mumbai: In the upcoming months, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to add around 5,300 beds by setting up three additional jumbo COVID-19 centres in the city.
The additional beds are being created in the wake of cases increasing drastically in the city.
Municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani said, “In the coming days, we will have around 5,300 additional beds in the city at three new jumbo centres. The one at Kanjurmarg will come next month followed by the ones at Malad and Sion. Also, currently, there is no bed shortage. Our ward war rooms are giving 24-hour service to citizens to ensure every citizen gets a bed.”
As of Sunday, according to BMC’s dashboard, bed occupancy in the city stands at 82% which means 17,005 of the total 20,608 beds are occupied. The occupancy rate for ICU beds is 98.44% for a total of 2,765 beds, followed by the oxygenated bed with an occupancy rate of 93.53% for 10,227 beds and ventilator beds with a 98.72% occupancy rate for 1,415 beds.
Earlier, BMC has traced 49,622 citizens who have been high-risk or low-risk contacts of Covid-19 patients. Overall, five million tests have been conducted with a positivity rate of 11.50%.
Meanwhile, On Monday, 7,381 new cases and 58 deaths were reported in the city, pushing the tally to 586,867 and toll to 12,412. Mumbai’s recovery rate is 83.78% with 487,882 recoveries. The fatality rate is 2.11% and there are 85,321 active cases.