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Doubling Rate of COVID-19 in Mumbai is 14 days: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

While interacting with the doctors working in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals, Thackeray praised the doctors who are continuously battling the COVID-19 for the last two months.

Doubling Rate of COVID-19 in Mumbai is 14 days: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has informed that the doubling rate of COVID-19 patients has increased to 14 days in Mumbai. This means that the number of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai is doubling over a period of 14 days. 

While interacting with the doctors working in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals, Thackeray praised the doctors who are continuously battling the COVID-19 for the last two months. He expressed confidence that the task would be accomplished. 

“I feel energised seeing you (doctors). You will be the true architect of the victory when the coronavirus pandemic is over,” Thackeray said. 

In a statement, Thackeray was quoted as saying that even though the COVID-19 patients in Mumbai were increasing, the number is doubling over a period of 14 days. 

The Chief Minister further said that civic body was following directives and protocol set down by the centre, in dealing with COVID-19 cases. The government will set up additional field hospitals in the coming time, Thackeray added. 

During his virtual interaction with the doctors, Thackeray said that the BMC has already arranged for intensive care units (ICUs) and isolation beds at several places in the financial capital. 

The MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex (BMC) has been turned into a field hospital which has around 1,000 beds. Moreover, NSCI dome in Mumbai’s Worli has also been turned into a quarantine facility among other places. 

Furthermore, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asked the civic body officials to prepare to handle dengue and leptospirosis cases as monsoon season will arrive next month. 

As per the guidance from the Government of India, cluster containment action plan is being implemented in places where a cluster of patients have been found in the state. Currently, Maharashtra has 2,345 active containment zones. 

Maharashtra has crossed the 50,000-mark with 50,231 COVID-19 cases and the death toll has risen to 1,635. In Mumbai alone, the number of coronavirus cases has reached at 30,542. 

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