Covid-19 in Maharashtra: No more home quarantine for those aged 45 and above in Palghar district | Thane News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Palghar district administration in Maharashtra has issued directives that people aged 45 and above will have to be sent to Covid Care Centres (CCC) for observation.
The administration has reserved five per cent beds in Dedicated Covid Hospitals (DCH) and Dedicated Covid Health Centres (DCHC) for CCC patients, in case their health deteriorates.
The positivity rate of people in the age group of 45 and above has gone up.
They have been found to be flouting the home quarantine rules.
Laboratories have been directed to inform civic and district health officers about such people testing positive for Covid-19 infection.
The district has seen a surge in cases with tally at 71,421, including 1,379 deaths.
In the past 20 days, the district has added 20,899 new patients and 91 deaths.
There has been a shortage of beds and oxygen in the district.
On Tuesday, the district administration made available 75 Remdesivir injections to private hospitals.
A total of 120 beds, including 20 oxygen beds, have been arranged in the St Gonsalo Gracia College in Vasai and 50 beds have been made available in Viva College in Virar.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has also made institutional quarantine mandatory for those aged 50 and above.

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