Mumbai: BMC's new system for hospitals to report COVID-19 deaths to be operational from July

Updated: Jun 27, 2020, 13:28 IST | PTI | Mumbai

There will be a new system of reporting COVID-19 deaths on a Google Form from July 1

Volunteers wearing protective suits conduct door-to-door thermal screening of the residents of Appa Pada area in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, during Unlock 1.0, at Malad. Pic/ PTI
Volunteers wearing protective suits conduct door-to-door thermal screening of the residents of Appa Pada area in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, during Unlock 1.0, at Malad. Pic/ PTI

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced a new system to report COVID-19 deaths for all hospitals which come under its jurisdiction. The new system, based on a Google Form, will become operational from the beginning of July, and with this, all hospitals will have to report deaths within 48 hours.

"There will be a new system of reporting COVID-19 deaths on a Google Form from July 1. Nodal Officers of the Hospital are directed to ensure death reporting within 48 hours from their hospitals from July 1 onwards," a letter issued by the BMC on Friday read.

As of Thursday morning, COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra were at 1,52,765. This includes 65,844 active cases and 79,815 cured and discharged patients. The disease has claimed 7,106 lives in the state so far.

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