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BMC shuts 465 COVID Care Centres, including Mahalaxmi's Jumbo COVID Centre

Mumbai, India’s financial capital, is showing some positive signs in its fight against COVID-19. With less than 500 new coronavirus cases being reported, the daily active cases have also witnessed a drop in the last few weeks.

BMC shuts 465 COVID Care Centres, including Mahalaxmi's Jumbo COVID Centre
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Mumbai, India’s financial capital, is showing some positive signs in its fight against COVID-19. With less than 500 new coronavirus cases being reported, the daily active cases have also witnessed a drop in the last few weeks. As a result, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to shut 465 COVID centres out of 517. Patients are currently being treated at the remaining 52 COVID Care Centers in the city.

As the coronavirus cases in the city have seen a sharp decline in Worli, Prabhadevi, Lower Parel, the BMC has decided to close the Jumbo COVID Center at Mahalakshmi Race Course. The centre has not seen a single patient since it was set up in July.

The Jumbo Corona Center has 900 beds spread across four waterproof hangers. Out of which, 200 oxygen beds are ready for the treatment of critically ill patients.

According to officials, three hangers, which have 700 regular beds, will be dismantled, while the fourth, with 200 oxygen-supported beds, will be kept on standby.

Officials said that the rental cost of the hangers and other equipment was one of the main reasons for the decision to shut down the centre.

Mumbai, recorded less than 500 cases on Monday, December 14, with 477 new cases and seven fatalities, increasing the total count to 2,87,303 with 10,988 fatalities till now.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 2,949 new COVID-19 cases, 4,610 recoveries and 60 deaths on Monday, December 14, taking the total number of cases in the state to 18,83,365. There are 72,383 active cases in the state and 17,61,615 patients have recovered so far. The death toll stands at 48,269 in the state.

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