Coronavirus hits Mumbai's Jaslok hospital, 31 nurses, 5 doctors test positive

Coronavirus hits Mumbai's Jaslok hospital, 31 nurses, 5 doctors test positive
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  • The 31 nurses were asymptomatic and have been kept in quarantine at a hostel run by Jaslok hospital.
  • Out of the 5 doctors who have tested positive, 2 are under observation in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).
  • Jaslok hospital was earlier declared as one of the 383 red zones in Mumbai.
Coronavirus has hit Mumbai’s Jaslok hospital with 31 nurses and 5 doctors testing positive. The hospital has not been shut down yet, but it is currently allowing only critical patients after a staffer tested positive in March.

The 31 nurses who have tested positive were reportedly kept in quarantine at Jaslok hospital’s Ballard Pier hostel. They were asymptomatic, according to a Mid-Day report.
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Notably, Jaslok hospital has been declared as a red zone by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

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Currently, two doctors are under observation in the hospital’s ICU.

“We had quarantined some of the nurses two weeks ago strictly at the Peregrine Hostel when one nurse tested positive. All of them were tested subsequently and were negative,” said a Jaslok hospital spokesperson, according to the report.

“However, after the 14 days period, the tests were conducted again before they resumed work and, to our surprise, some have tested positive, although all of them are asymptomatic,” the spokesperson added.

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Coronavirus cases in Mumbai cross the 2,000 mark

Maharashtra has had a tough time dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak. According to the latest figures released by the state government, the total confirmed cases of Coronavirus stood at 3,648, the highest in India.

Mumbai alone has 2,187 confirmed cases, which is also higher than all the other states in the country.

To help control the Covid-19 infection, the BMC has declared 383 red zones in Mumbai alone.
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