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99% of all the ICU beds for COVID-19 have been occupied in Mumbai

In the midst of the rising coronavirus cases in the city of Mumbai, almost all intensive care unit (ICU) beds available for COVID-19 treatment have been occupied

99% of all the ICU beds for COVID-19 have been occupied in Mumbai
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In the midst of the rising coronavirus cases in the city of Mumbai, almost all intensive care unit (ICU) beds available for COVID-19 treatment have been occupied. As of May 28, of the 645 COVID-19 ICU beds, 99 per cent were occupied. As per data shared by the BMC, a total of 65 per cent of the 4,292 beds with oxygen support were occupied, while 72 per cent of 373 ventilators were in use.

The municipal and the state-run hospitals accounted for 645 ICU beds while the number of patients requiring critical care was clearly five times over. In a worrisome scenario, as of Wednesday, 99 per cent of these ICU beds under BMC were occupied. As per data, 65 per cent of the total 4,292 beds with oxygen support were occupied by critical patients. The city already has used 72 per cent of the total 373 ventilators available for COVID-19 treatment.

Mumbai happens to be India's financial hub. As a result of its ever-growing population, it has recorded over 35,000 cases of coronavirus. At least 1,438 tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state has inched towards the 60,000-mark. The number of deaths in Maharashtra rose to 1,982. Meanwhile, Mumbai's death toll crossed 1,000 this week. On Wednesday, the state reported 105 deaths which happen to be the highest in India in a single day.

With as many as 116 police personnel testing positive for the coronavirus in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 infected personnel stood at 2,211 in the state. At least 25 policemen succumbed to death. Last week, the municipal corporation of greater Mumbai took over 80 per cent of the beds in private hospitals in the Mumbai metropolitan region in an effort to increase beds for the patients suffering from the coronavirus. This added 645 more beds for coronavirus patients, taking the total ICU beds to 1,289.

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