Aurangabad (Maharashtra), May 14 : Four new COVID-19 cases were found here on Thursday within a span of hours after 56 persons tested positive for the contagion in the morning, said Government Medical College and Hospital(GMCH) sources.
The new patients, including three males, belong to Satara Parisar, Pundaliknagar ,Sanjaynagar and Bajajnagar each. Now, this district's pandemic tally has surged to 747 among which 212 are cured while 20 others have died. The recent fatality occurred today morning when a 55-year-old woman succumbed to the contagion while undergoing treatment at the GMCH.
The widening COVID-19 footprint has put the district administration in a tizzy as it scrambles to ramp up the medical infrastructure. On May 4, Aurangabad civic chief Astik Kumar Pandey stated that the number of the COVID-19 cases are likely to surge in coming days as it has surfaced that several people have come into contact with the infected individuals.
He presumed that the pandemic graph will follow an upward trajectory in coming days, and start plummeting after May. Considering a probable spurt in the number of infected individuals, Aurangabad Guardian Minister visited the CIPET (Central Institute of Plastics and Engineering Technology) building here on Wednesday so as to check viability for converting it into a healthcare facility.
He announced that a 250-bedded COVID-19 hospital, with upgraded facilities, will be set up at the CIPET. The hospital will become functional within a span of one month, he affirmed. (UNI)