Mumbai logs over 20,000 Covid cases, sets new record; home isolation allowed for mildly symptomatic patients
With these additions, the financial capital's coronavirus tally jumped to 8,53,809, while the death toll climbed to 16,388, the BMC said in a bulletin.
Mumbai upsurge continues to push Maharashtra COVID-19 tally; state logs 18,466 new cases; 75 Omicron infections, 20 fatalities
Maharashtra recorded 75 new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the count of such cases to 653 so far.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data showed the city had reported 809 cases on December 27, which meant the tally jumped by almost 10 times as on Sunday.
'Third wave may see 80 lakh cases, 80,000 deaths': Maharashtra warns of huge Covid surge, fatalities
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Dr Pradeep Vyas called upon the officials "not to be lulled" by the narratives that the third Covid / Omicron wave is mild and not fatal.
The official release said that as per the latest report from the National Institute of Virology, seven new Omicron cases have been reported in Maharashtra including three in Mumbai.
COVID second wave not receded yet, third wave feared post-Diwali: Maha health min despite curb relaxations
Tope said over nine crore people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose in Maharashtra and 35 per cent of them have taken both doses.
The decision comes in the wake of schools across the state resuming physical sessions for classes 5 to 12 on October 4 after being shut for over one-and-a-half years due to the pandemic.
"We can celebrate festivals later. Let us prioritise the lives and health of our citizens. The situation can go out of hand in view of the spike in daily cases," Thackeray said in a statement.
Thackeray said he has given instructions to increase the oxygen production in the state to 3,000 metric tonne from the present 1,400 metric tonne.
Mumbai city saw 415 new cases and four COVID-19 deaths while Pune city added 324 infections and 32 fatalities.
'Ashirvad' rallies putting people's life in danger, held despite COVID third wave threat: Maharashtra CM
Newly-appointed Union ministers of BJP recently organised "Jan Ashirwad" rallies to take blessings of people.
The protests, organised by Aadhyatmik Aghadi (spiritual wing) of BJP, were held in Pune, Mumbai, Nashik, Nagpur, Pandharpur, Aurangabad and other places where agitators rang bells and blew conches.
Earlier this week, 22 inmates of a boarding school in Mumbai had tested positive for the viral Coronavirus infection.
While Covid 19 cases have come down in the state, a high mortality rate continues to bog down the health officials. Maharashtra’s mortality rate is higher than the national and world average.
"The 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' is an invitation for a third wave of COVID-19. The BJP is doing it deliberately," the Rajya Sabha member claimed.