State sees 130 per cent jump in positive cases within a week. There are 5,888 active Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra currently.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray is expected to hold a meeting with the district collectors in the state to discuss the issue with them.
The Centre has advised Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra and Mizoram to maintain a strict watch and take pre-emptive action, if required, in the areas of concern.
While wearing masks is not mandatory in Maharashtra, the minister urged senior citizens and persons with comorbidities must cover their faces when in public as a precaution.
Rajesh Tope said that Omicron sub-variant XE is not lethal and the only case detected in the state of an elderly man is asymptomatic.
No proposal to lift face mask rule though COVID-19 wave almost ended: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope
Rajesh Tope's comments come a day after Maharashtra reported 893 COVID-19 cases and eight fatalities due to the infection.
He said the state, which was reporting 48,000 cases per day during the third wave which started some weeks ago, was now seeing the tally increase by 15,000 daily.
Rajesh Tope said that the peak of the COVID third wave is over in the state as cases are reducing in cities like Mumbai, Thane which were the worst hit.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said that the state is facing shortage of both Covaxin and Covishield vaccines.
Third wave of COVID pandemic has started, will peak by January-end: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope appealed to the people to strictly follow the COVID-appropriate behaviour.
The medical oxygen demand in Maharashtra for COVID-19 and other patients went up from 270 metric tonnes to 350 metric tonnes recently.
Disaster management minister Vijay Wadettiwar had said the day before that the 'stage of fresh lockdown' was nearing, but the decision will be taken by the chief minister.
An official of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) claim there may be a rise in cases, but mortality has remained almost zero in the last several days.
The national capital Delhi recorded 86 percent surge with 923 cases. Meanwhile, Kolkata reported 540 cases, Bengaluru 400 and Chennai 294 cases.
Kin of 42 activists who died during Maratha quota agitation will get government jobs: Maharashtra Minister Rajesh Tope
Maratha organizations carried out a state-wide agitation for quota for the community in jobs and education between 2016 and 2018.