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Here's a ground report from Mumbai's St George Hospital on how it's preparing for a rise in COVID cases

Updated : June 03, 2020 06:17 PM IST

As Maharashtra government announced gradual steps to ease the ongoing lockdown as part #MissionBeginAgain, Mumbai is augmenting its capacity to handle rising number of COVID cases.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai crossed the 40,000-mark on Monday, with 1,413 more people testing positive for coronavirus. The latest case count in the country''s financial capital stands at 40,887, taking the death toll to 1,319.

St. George Hospital in Mumbai is one such facility dedicated to critical COVID-19 patients. The hospital has increased the number of beds for COVID patients from 30 to 210 in a matter of a few weeks.

Speaking to CNBC-TV18’s Archana Shukla, hospital's medical superintendent Dr Akash Khobragade said the occupancy rate is at 100 percent. However, he said the death rate has declined since March.
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