The state government has not set any additional restrictions to tackle the infection surge as yet.
Since the beginning of September, Mumbai is witnessing a significant rise in the spread of novel coronavirus by recording over 400 cases every day. Around 532 new COVID-19 cases were reported here on Wednesday, reportedly the highest since July 15. With this, the city's active infection meter has ticked up to 4,435 cases, lodging its name among the five most infected districts of Maharashtra.
No new restraint to be implemented immediately
After having witnessed two successive waves of the COVID pandemic, Mumbai is now at the brink of the expected 'third wave'. As per experts, an evident rise in COVID cases is set to plague the city post September 15. Though people are expected to adhere to coronavirus appropriate behaviour and wear a mask in public places, the officials do not plan on implementing any additional restrictions, as of now.
In line with the BMC's cautionary guidelines, the authorities have decided to oversee the current situation and avoid crowding, especially during the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities that begin tomorrow. Protocols related to Ganeshutsav will, however, remain in force here.
Mumbai COVID update
With the given rise in fresh infections, Mumbai's active tally has now reached a total of 4,435 cases. Apart from the visible rise in new cases, the test positivity ratio has also scaled to the 2.4% mark in the past week ( from September 2-8).
While the cumulative fatality count of the city has climbed to 16,004 deaths with 4 additions on September 8, a record of 258 recoveries harnessed COVID respite. As of now, the total recovered patient count in Mumbai stands at 7,24,724.