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Over 7 lakh COVID-19 patients in Mumbai under home quarantine

Coronavirus cases in the city are on a significant rise and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken necessary steps to ensure the cases reduce over time.

Over 7 lakh COVID-19 patients in Mumbai under home quarantine
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Over the last few days, coronavirus infection has been spreading rapidly in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, due to which there has been an exponential surge in the number of patients. Strict measures have been taken by the civic body to ensure the cases reduce over time, and keeping the same in mind, the government has imposed lockdown across Maharashtra.

As per reports, Mumbai currently has over seven lakh coronavirus patients who are under home quarantine. This includes patients who are asymptomatic with the infection, ones with mild symptoms, and low-risk patients.

On the other hand, healthcare facilities are being improved across hospitals, COVID care centers, DCHCs and jumbo COVID centers etc. for the treatment of symptomatic and critical patients. Beds are also being reserved at several private hospitals for the patients. However, it is said that due to unaffordability of treatment at private hospitals and lack of trust at the government-run centres, many patients have started insisting on being treated at home.

Keeping this in mind, the government has stated that patients will only be allowed if there is a separate rooms and a separate toilet for the patient at their homes, as staying away from others would be key. 

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the corporation has so far succeeded in locating 32.14 lakh suspected high risk patients and over 30 lakh suspected low risk patients. Of these, more than 55 lakh suspected patients have completed their isolation period.

At present, approximately seven lakh patients are home quarantined, and they have been permitted the same keeping their health status in mind. On the other hand, COVID-19 patients have to go to hospitals for treatment, however, the nation is facing a shortage in healthcare facilities with low stock of Remdesivir injections, oxygen cylinders, beds, ICUs, ventilators, etc. 

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