556 new cases and 303 recoveries were reported in Mumbai on Tuesday while the city has 12,684 cases currently.
After the onslaught of the second wave of the pandemic, the Maharashtra government is gearing up to fight against the anticipated third wave of accelerated infections. As per reports, the Delta variant wreaked havoc in the state fueling the positive tallies and now, the emergence of Delta Plus has further amplified the fears. In view of this, the vigilance and restraints have been amped up in the state while the authorities are undertaking repetitive measures to curtail the spread of contamination.
Budgetary cuts to compensate for upcoming medical expenses
While a phased unlock plan was announced in the state earlier, based on positivity rate and oxygen bed dependency, Maharashtra is currently reeling under level 3 restrictions. Further, the state administration is saving money from its budget allocations in a bid to provide for excessive medical expenses that may accrue due to the impending third wave. Besides, the state government is also making a note of regular forecasts and executing the required steps with respect to it.
Given the unexpected situation that cropped up during the second wave, the authorities are leaving no stone unturned to safeguard the citizens. Reports state that all 36 districts of Maharashtra are being made self-dependent in terms of their oxygen usage while COVID care centres will be instituted in each village.
Widespread interventions required to prevent the third wave
As per reports, the state Public Health Department has predicted a peak of 8 lakh cases that can be observed during the upcoming third wave. Besides, the total cumulative tally may inflate by nearly 50 lakh infections, as per the anticipations. Thereby, it is pertinent to deploy extensive efforts to mitigate the wave's arrival and its effects.
556 new cases and 303 recoveries were reported in Mumbai on Tuesday while the city has 12,684 cases currently. Additionally, 8085 new infections were logged in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of cumulative cases to 7,21,516. On the grim side, 1,21,804 and 15,426 fatalities have been marked in the state and the capital city till now, respectively.