89% Covid bed availability in Mumbai, BMC says we are in comfortable position | Mumbai news

Amid a spike in daily Covid-19 cases reported in the city over the past two weeks, bed availability in the city remains at 89%, suggesting the situation is under control. Of around 16,000 beds in dedicated Covid centers and hospitals, over 14,000 beds are unoccupied.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials claimed the city is in a comfortable position compared to what has been feared due to a possible third wave, but it will not be correct to say the city is in a safe zone.

According to BMC, there are 16,207 beds in dedicated Covid-19 health facilities and hospitals in the city, of which 14,468 are available. 779 of the 8,287 beds are available for oxygen beds (O2), followed by 1,680 places in the intensive care unit out of a total of 2,204 intensive care beds (ICU). In addition, 916 ventilators out of a total of 1,285 were unoccupied.

The BMC’s data shows that there are 15 Covid Care Center (CCC) -1 quarantine facilities available in which 5,929 beds are available, followed by 3,119 beds available for quarantine purposes in 15 CCC-2 facilities of the BMC.

The city is in a much better position than expected due to Covid-19 fears, according to BMC officials.

Suresh Kakani had told HT earlier this week, “I would say we are in a better position where I would add a comfortable position but not in the safe zone. The time until October 5th is crucial to understand what the spread pattern of Covid-19 will look like after the Ganesh Festival. “

Meanwhile, the city reported 446 cases and six deaths on Friday, bringing the number to 740,305 and the number to 16,074. 36,536 tests were conducted in the city on Monday, which translates to a daily positivity rate of 1.22%.

The city’s recovery rate is 96% with 716,491 restores. The death rate is 2.17% and there are 5,278 active cases.

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