MUMBAI COVID 19 UPDATES.August 21, 2020
Mumbai Tightens Home Isolation Rules For COVID Patients Aged Above 40.
Anyone with comorbidity, irrespective of age and symptom, should be admitted in hospital. No home isolation will be allowed for them, the Mumbai civic body said.
Amid a spike in coronavirus-linked deaths of patients between the age group of 40 to 60 years, the civic body in Mumbai has revised its rules of home isolation. Anyone above the age of 50 will have to be admitted in a Covid-care centre once they test positive, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said.
Home quarantine will be allowed only for those below 50 if they have no chronic health issues like high blood pressure or diabetes; they should also be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.
Anyone with comorbidity — irrespective of age and symptom — should be admitted in hospital, the civic body has said.
All other home isolation guidelines have to be followed as per the circular issued earlier.
Officials said data analysis showed that mortality rate between the age group of 50 to 60 years is very high. In fact, 70 per cent of those dying of Covid in Maharashtra are those above the age of 40 years.
Covid patients above the age of 60 are considered to be at high risk of a fatal outcome.
Anyone above 50 must have to be admitted to COVID centres once they test positive, Mumbai said (File)
Over the last 24 hours, Maharashtra logged 13,165 new patients — a record high.
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16 hours ago – Mumbai city reported 1,132 new cases, however, the death toll has dropped below 50 for the sixth day. The city has also begun a second sero.
Map of cases (last 14 days)
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