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62% drop in Mumbai's institutional quarantine

Aug 06, 2020 16:02 IST

The number of individuals in home quarantine in Mumbai has fallen by 28% in the last month as the coronavirus curve plateaus in the city. The number of people in institutional quarantine has also dropped by 62% in the same duration in some more respite to Mumbai's residents, According to a Hindustan Times report, the BMC has directed ward officers to shut unoccupied Covid care centres given over 90% of them are lying vacant. At the moment, many coronavirus cases are surfacing from residential complexes and the civic agency is concentrating on home quarantine for the city's residents. In total, BMC has 72,656 beds in CCC facilities, out of which merely 6,065 beds are presently being used.

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