Mumbai witnesses highest single-day COVID rise on Sunday; state to announce new restrictions soon

For the fifth consecutive day, Mumbai's coronavirus infection tally crossed the 1,500 case mark on Sunday

With a continual rise of coronavirus cases in Mumbai, infection count reached a record high on Sunday with a total of 1,963 new cases. Reported as the highest single-day spike of 2021, this statistic has raised the aggregate count of COVID cases in the city which now stands at 3,43,962. This steep rise in infection was witnessed to be a state phenomenon as Maharashtra's tallies jumped by 16,620 cases yesterday. Consequently, the state has decided to announce a slew of restrictions and guidelines as a public protocol to curb the alarming surge of the coronavirus here.

BMC activates COVID jumbo facilities in view of COVID spike

For the fifth consecutive day, Mumbai's coronavirus infection tally crossed the 1,500 case mark yesterday, indicating the threat of a new wave of infection here. The Additional Municipal Commissioner of the BMC on Sunday directed about 5 civic jumbo centres in Mumbai to activate all their beds in view of this spiralling-rise. Parallelly, about 8,000 beds are available at city hospitals and other dedicated COVID facilities here, he stated.

Besides this, the civic body has also boosted the COVID vaccination drive to induct about 88 private hospitals into the regime, instead of the earlier 50. With this, the city has accelerated its immunity campaign with a potential to administer the vaccine jab to around 1,00,000 people every day.

New curbs to control the unprecedented coronavirus case rise

Meanwhile, the COVID spike in Maharashtra has raised concern among administration and health officials alike. With a total of about 23,14,413 cases, the state has contributed the maximum share of 20% of the total cases reported across the country. Reportedly a partial lockdown has already been enforced in the districts of Nagpur, Amravati, and Parbhani, while a night curfew clamp has been placed in the Latur district.

Similarly, the Chief Minister is set to announce new curbs and protocols to arrest the rate of transmission in the worst affected regions of Mumbai, Pune and Thane by Tuesday. These restrictions may alter attendance norms of offices, crowds restrictions in places of worship and rhere might be new restriction for holding gatherings and events at public spaces.

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Indore distributes over 12,000 Remdesivir injections across MP to ensure rapid COVID treatment

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