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With 349 new cases reported on Tuesday, Mumbai stands at the brink of 'third wave' surge

With a high rate of COVID-19 infection plaguing Mumbai yet again, Mumbai's Mayor has warned that the start of the anticipated 'third wave' is "already here". On Tuesday, the city recorded 349 fresh cases and 2 fatalities, raising health concerns as the city moves closer to the celebrations of the Ganesh Utsav. Thus, the Mayor on Tuesday, urged the people to follow 'Mera Ghar, Mera Bappa' (My House, My lord Ganesh) mantra and celebrate the festival within the safety of their homes.

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COVID-19 cases rise over the 400 mark in Mumbai for the fifth consecutive day!

Mumbai has recorded over 400 cases every day since the beginning of September, marking a distinct upward curve of the pandemic graph here. On Sunday, the city's fresh tally rose to 495 infections, recording the sharpest single-day uptick since August 5. As of now, Mumbai is nursing an active load of around 4,003 patients.

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Fully vaccinated adults can now visit Mumbai malls from Sunday

As announced on Wednesday, Mumbai malls are set to open their doors for patrons at 50% capacity from August 15. In line with this, the state has clarified that people can visit malls, 14 days after they have gotten the second dose of the COVID-19 jab. Citizens up to 17 years of age will be permitted in malls even without the jab, since there is no provision to inoculate this population segment, the BMC Commissioner highlighted.

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Mumbai's Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital gets a dedicated COVID ward for mothers & newborns

Ahead of the expected 'third wave', a dedicated ward for mothers and newborns is set to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Mumbai. As per reports, the Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital in Parel now centres this special provision. Devised to shoulder the stress of the established medical system, the ward is pegged to benefit over 2,500 mothers and newborns amid the pandemic threat.

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COVID cases witness a sudden rise across Mumbai & other Maha districts even as positivity dips

Despite the decline in the COVID-19 positivity rate and fresh infections, covid cases continue to rise in Maharashtra. For the fourth time in a week, the state's morbid count scaled to a new peak, with 2,771 deaths in just 24 hours. The cumulative toll now clocks over 1.11 lakh, the highest in India. As per health officials, the fresh case count dipped to 10,442 infections on Sunday while the aggregate statistic crossed over the 59 lakh mark.

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