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With 532 new cases on Wednesday, Mumbai records the sharpest single-day spike since July 15

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.

Indore's dengue tally reaches the highest in 6 years with a total of 384 cases

Around 17 new dengue cases were reported in Indore in the past 24 hours.

Indore has reported the highest dengue cases in 6 years. As per reports, around 17 fresh cases were recorded here in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 384 cases. According to the health department, around nine males and eight females contributed to the day's dengue count, marking the rise of an endemic in the city.

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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