Following ‘Extreme’ Covid-Appropriate Behaviour, Mumbai Civic Body Tells Citizens

The continual increase in Covid cases in Mumbai continued on Sunday, forcing the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to issue an appeal to all citizens to live an "extremely" Covid-appropriate lifestyle, wear a mask in public places, and avoid congested areas.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) asked Mumbai residents to "act responsibly" after the city recorded 7,792 additional Covid cases, but not to be alarmed because 90 per cent of the city's hospital beds are empty. Covid caused no deaths in Mumbai as of Sunday. In December, there were no deaths reported on seven different days throughout the month. The total number of deaths in the city has now reached 16,377.

In correlation to November, the spike in incidents registered since the last week of December has contributed to a 252 per cent increase in Covid instances in Mumbai in December. As per the state administration figures, Mumbai noted a final tally of 21,585 Covid instances in December, up from six thousand one hundred twenty-five in November.

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Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal issued a declaration on Sunday night, urging all house quarantined individuals to follow home quarantine protocols to the letter. In public, wearing a mask is required, and citizens should avoid congested areas. To sail over this rising wave, all citizens must stand united.

According to Iqbal Singh Chahal's remark, 89 per cent of the overall cases discovered in Mumbai today are undiagnosed. Only 503 of those who screened positive on Sunday were admitted to the hospital, with 56 of them being placed on Oxygen beds. As of today, 90 per cent of hospital rooms in Mumbai were unoccupied, according to Iqbal Singh Chahal. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 3059 of Mumbai's 30,565 covid-19 beds are now unoccupied.

As per the analysts and officials, the increase in Covid-19 instances shows that Mumbai is on its third wave. On Sunday, Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra's secretary for surrounding and tourist industry and the parent minister of Mumbai's suburban areas, took to social media to say that the BMC had changed the reporting technique for Covid cases in the last two days and decided to add the count of asymptomatic individuals, hospital wards, and High oxygen bedrooms being inhabited to prevent unnecessary fear and confusion. As all of us approach the third wave, fear and terror must be set aside in favour of great prudence and Covid Suitable Conduct.

On Friday, BMC released a thorough circular with instructions for Covid patients in residential quarantine. Especially patients who are asymptomatic, minimally ill, aged or co-morbid patients could be placed in home confinement, as per this directive, after being evaluated by BMC and consulting with their family doctor. This is assuming they have a private washroom and bathroom connected to the bedroom they're isolated in, away from their family interactions. A pulse oximeter, analogue thermometer, face shield, gloves, and hand sanitiser are required for patients in home confinement.