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794,842

Confirmed

495,960

Recovered

21,623

Deaths



Overwhelming Covid-19 cases collapses healthcare system in Mumbai. Due to a shortage of hospital beds across the city, healthcare institutions are forced to adjust patients to share beds worsening the condition of non- covid patients


Covid - 19 is no longer a pandemic, but is renamed as an endemic like HIV and Tuberculosis, suggesting that there’s no end to it. The situation in Maharashtra has worsened with an increase in the cases. Along with the shortage of doctors and workers, now even hospital beds are out of proportion. In most of the hospitals in Mumbai, there’s a waiting list of 100 for ICU or normal beds. Sion Hospital’s emergency ward has two patients over a single bed. A viral online video shows that many patients are lying either on the floor or on top of each other, attached to a single oxygen tank. And unfortunately, this horrifying situation is the reality of most of the general public hospitals in the city right now. “The volume and density of our population in Mumbai makes it very difficult to see how we will get out of the other side of this peak," said a doctor working in Covid - 19 ward in Guru Nanak Hospital, Mumbai. Following this concern, a temporary hospital with 1,000 beds and ICU is built in the Bandra Kurla Complex. Various places including Nehru Science Centre, National Sports Club and Mumbai Planetarium are also converted into quarantine centres to free beds at hospitals. However, the doctors foresee that the worse is yet to come with the arrival of monsoon which brings dengue fever, malaria and leptospirosis. However, experts and doctors conclude from the current scenario that hospitals are not ready to take this fall. The health situation of the state further complicates with the imbalance of facilities for the non- covid patients. Many people diagnosed with non- covid related diseases are dying due to lack of attention towards them. Tags: Covid-19, Maharashtra, healthcare

STATES AFFECTED

Sources: WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC of the PRC, JHU CSSE, DXY, QQ, and various international media

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States Confirmed Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra 230,599 127,259 9,667
Tamil Nadu 126,581 78,161 1,765
Delhi 107,051 82,226 3,258
Gujarat 39,280 27,742 2,009
Uttar Pradesh 32,362 21,127 862
Karnataka 31,105 12,835 488
Telangana 30,946 18,192 331
West Bengal 25,911 16,826 854
Andhra Pradesh 23,814 12,154 277
Rajasthan 22,563 17,070 491
Haryana 19,364 14,505 287
Madhya Pradesh 16,341 12,232 634
Assam 14,601 9,148 27
Bihar 13,978 9,792 109
Odisha 11,201 7,407 67
Jammu and Kashmir 9,501 5,695 154
Punjab 7,140 4,945 183
Kerala 6,535 3,708 28
State Unassigned 4,385 0 0
Chhattisgarh 3,666 2,903 15
Uttarakhand 3,305 2,672 46
Jharkhand 3,268 2,210 23
Goa 2,151 1,273 9
Tripura 1,789 1,338 1
Manipur 1,450 799 0
Puducherry 1,200 619 16
Himachal Pradesh 1,140 833 10
Ladakh 1,055 915 1
Nagaland 673 304 0
Chandigarh 523 403 7
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 456 205 1
Arunachal Pradesh 302 120 2
Mizoram 203 143 0
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 156 83 0
Sikkim 134 71 0
Meghalaya 113 45 1
Lakshadweep 0 0 0

* Cases identified on a cruise ship currently in Japanese territorial waters.

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