Mumbai notes a drop in covid cases; 1209 patients have gone home in the last 24 hours

Private hospitals which earlier had long waiting lists are now witnessing vacant ICU beds.

Mumbai is heading towards recovery on the covid front and at the moment, 804 confirmed cases were reported within 24 hours. In contrast to the reported number of corona victims, 1209 patients have recuperated within a day and gone back home. Within a span of a week, it has been documented that there has been a drop in the number of hospitalized patients who are infected by the virus. Further, in a pleasant turn of events, private hospitals which earlier had long waiting lists are now witnessing vacant ICU beds too, which has provided some relief to the city.


Need of ventilators and ICU beds have gone down

The state of Maharashtra and its capital city has been observing a drop in the infections and reportedly, private hospitals now have just enough beds in normal wards to admit corona cases. Maharashtra at the moment has 16,48,665 confirmed covid patients, out of which, 14,70,660 have recovered. Mumbai on the other hand, has 2,52,085 cases in its account as yet and 2,23,586 recoveries to its credit. 43,868 deaths have been noted in Maharashtra and Mumbai's death toll is marked at 10,639, till date. Even areas like Dharavi, Mahim and Dadar have registered single digit cases on Sunday, after recording quite a high number prior to this.

On Monday, the Maharashtra government stated that it has further reduced the corona test charges in the state for private laboratories by almost ₹200. The State Health Minister was quoted saying, "Private laboratories are now required to charge a maximum of ₹980, ₹1400 and ₹1800 for tests as per the newly fixed rates. Private laboratories cannot charge more than this. Such low rates have been fixed from ₹4,500 to ₹980."

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Applications under this scheme can be submitted by the deadline of December 31, 2020. The Cabinet Head dignified this proposition as one of the biggest steps in the state in the last 60 years, adding, a similar scheme would be launched by the public works department (PWD) for water bills as well.

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