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Mumbai: 96% of Covid-19 patients on oxygen support are unvaccinated, says civic body chief

Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, on Friday said that 96% of Covid-19 patients in the city’s hospitals who need oxygen support are unvaccinated, reported The Times of India.

“Ninety-six percent of the patients who are admitted on oxygen beds in 186 hospitals of Mumbai are unvaccinated,” said the civic body’s chief commissioner Iqbal Chahal. “Otherwise, we have seen so far that vaccinated people are not reaching ICUs.”

Mumbai has 22,222 active beds for Covid-19 patients, including oxygen, intensive care unit and ventilator beds, in private and public hospitals, reported the Hindustan Times. Of the 11,912 oxygen beds, only 16.6%, or 1,983 beds, were occupied till Wednesday.

This roughly puts the number of unvaccinated Covid-19 patients on oxygen beds to 1,903.

The age group and co-morbidity status of these patients is not yet known. However, doctors have said that the age group of such patients is above 40 years, according to the Hindustan Times.

The city also has 2,636 ICU beds. Of this, 671 are occupied, as of Wednesday. As many as 421 of the 1,407 ventilator beds are also occupied. However, the vaccination status of these patients was not clear.

The civic body has administered both the doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to over one crore people in the city while about 90 lakh have received…

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