The St Gonsalo Garcia College in Vasai has been turned into a 750-bed COVID care center. Vasai-Virar was declared a red zone on Friday.
The facilities at the college can be augmented, said a civic official, as there is ample open space. Other spaces in the region have been identified for centers if required, he added.
On Friday, 41 people tested positive from Vasai-Virar, taking the region tally to 453, and district tally to 496.