Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 45, followed by Gujarat at 11. (Photo Credit: IANS)
A hospital in Mumbai has been declared ‘containment zone’ by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after at least 29 staff were found coronavirus positive last week, officials said. Among those who were tested positive at the Wockhardt Hospital near Mumbai Central are 3 doctors and 26 nurses. The staff got infected after two coronavirus positive patients were shifted to the hospital along with two suspected cases from the Kasturba Hospital a fortnight ago. A probe has now been ordered to find an unprecedented hike in the number of COVID-19 cases at the hospital. It will also be proved whether the coronavirus protocols were adhered to or not while dealing with the patients and suspects admitted to the hospital last month.
According to reports, the coronavirus patients were kept in the isolation ward but the hospital kept both the suspect with other patients in the ICU from where the infection may have spread.
Last week, two nurses appointed in the ICU were tested positive following which the infections spread quickly, affecting at least 29 including the doctors.
The hospital has been declared a containment zone and nobody will be allowed to enter or exit the hospital till the test report of all the patients come negative twice. The BMC has taken the swabs of 270 patients and staff at the hospital for testing.
Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 45, followed by Gujarat at 11, Madhya Pradesh at nine, Telangana and Delhi at seven each, Tamil Nadu at five and Punjab at six.
The death toll due to novel coronavirus rose to 109 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 4,067 on Monday, said Union Health Ministry.