July 9, 2020 | 11:04 PM IST
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First open hospital with jumbo facilities set-up in Mumbai as Coronavirus cases soar

As Maharashtra nears to earning the infamous tag of becoming the Novel Coronavirus global hotspot, the state has got itself and the country its first open hospital with jumbo facility to treat the growing number of patients. Presently, the facility has been set up in Mumbai by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) since the city alone has recorded 31,789 cases with 1,026 fatalities.

Statistics reveal that Mumbai’s growth rate of Covid-19 cases is 6.47% and from May 1 to May 25 the number of cases has increased from 7,625 to 31,972. So far, Maharashtra has reported a total of 52,667 cases, including 2,436 fresh cases in the past 24 hours.  With this, the national tally has touched the 1,45,380 mark. 
Giving out details Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, “Services of hospitals having minimum of 100 beds and 20 ICU beds have been requisitioned in every ward. A 30,000-bed Covid-19 care centre for those patients who do not have the capacity for self-isolation has been created in Mumbai. The number of ambulances has been hiked from 100 to 450.”
Recently, the CM had said that these beds are being set up to meet eventualities and hoped that the need to use these facilities would not arise.  
Meanwhile, reports of high contamination are coming in from other states such as, Tamil Nadu (17,082 cases), Gujarat (14,460 cases), and Delhi (14,053 cases).

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