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1,372 new coronavirus cases found in Mumbai, 41 deaths

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Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Mumbai recorded 1,372 new coronavirus patients and 41 deaths on Wednesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The tally of cases in the country's financial capital thus reached 23,935 and death toll rose to 841.

Of the new cases, 150 were the ones detected at private laboratories between May 17 and 18, the BMC said.

On the other hand, 350 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients to 6,466.

Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has, meanwhile, directed ward officers to file police complaints against private nursing homes, polyclinics and hospitals which have not reopened.

Chahal has also directed ward officers to provide PPE kits to private nursing homes and hospitals, the BMC release said.

1,000 health surveillance teams are daily surveying 6 to 7 lakh people and suspected coronavirus patients are being referred to COVID Care Centers.

The civic body further said that 58,14,340 houses were surveyed and 7,447 suspected cases were referred to date.

"52,798 high-risk contacts of patients from slums areas have been identified, of which 36,167 contacts are quarantined in institutions," BMC said.

A special survey of senior citizens is being conducted and oxygen levels are being checked.

"Till date, 10,25,062 houses have been covered and 1,68,678 senior citizens are screened of which 1,279 senior citizens were found to have low oxygen (SPO2)below 95, who were referred for treatment to nearby hospitals or dispensaries," the BMC said.

Screening camps are being conducted in slum areas and containment zones.

"So far, 357 camps have been conducted, 18,643 high risk persons identified and 5,188 swabs taken and 683 positive cases have been diagnosed as a result of screening camps," the BMC said.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 22:46 IST