Mumbai COVID-19 cases go up by 204 to 1753; death toll 111

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April 14, 2020 7:58 PM

As many as 23 more persons were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the viral infection, taking their total to 164, the BMC said.

mumbai coronavirus, mumbai corona cases, mumbai news, mumbai covid 19Total to 164 people have been discharged from hospitals so far in Mumbai. (File Photo/PTI)

Mumbai on Tuesday reported 204 more COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of the affected people in the megapolis to 1753, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

At the same time, 11 people succumbed to the viral infection, which took the death toll so far to 111, it said.

Meanwhile, 23 more persons were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the viral infection, taking their total to 164, the release said.

“Of the total 11 deaths on Tuesday, nine persons were suffering from underlying health conditions while two others had age-related issues,” it stated.

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The civic body said that it set up 90 temporary special screening clinics to test suspected COVID-19 cases.

“A total of 3518 people were screened at these clinics while swabs of 1384 suspected people collected between April 5 to 13,” it said.

Out of the total 1753 coronavirus positive cases in Mumbai, 781 cases were detected as a result of contact tracing, containment measures, and through fever clinics etc, it said.

Meanwhile, the BMC has decided to hire service of private doctors, nurses and paramedics in the wake of growing number of COVID-19 cases.

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