Coronavirus: Maharashtra Readies 22,118 Rooms With 55,707 Isolation Beds Amid 126 Cases

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Maharashtra PWD minister Ashok Chavan on Wednesday said that the state government has kept 22,118 rooms ready capable of housing 55,707 isolation beds.

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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With the highest number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reporting from Maharashtra, state Public Works Department minister Ashok Chavan on Wednesday said that the government has kept 22,118 rooms ready capable of housing 55,707 isolation beds. He added that these include government guest houses, state premises and places which have been identified to place such patients if identified in future. Maharashtra's total positive cases have risen to 126, with 3 deaths.

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