Mumbai: Mumbai reported its highest-ever spike in a day within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances on Sunday with 6,923 infections within the final 24 hours, authorities stated. Town recorded eight deaths taking the general depend to 11,649, they stated.
The best-ever spike comes on a day when Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requested officers to arrange a plan for implementation of a lockdown on the advice of the state COVID-19 job pressure amid a large surge within the Coronavirus circumstances.
Mumbai had reported 6,123 circumstances and 12 deaths on Saturday.
Maharashtra has seen an enormous rise in coronavirus constructive circumstances over the past week with as many as one lakh new infections being added to the state’s tally on this interval.
In a gathering held with the Chief Minster, Well being Minister Rajesh Tope and different officers, principal secretary to state well being division Dr Pradeep Vyas stated there might be a “super stress” on the provision of beds, oxygen provide, and ventilators, which might fall brief if the circumstances proceed to go up.
The members of the duty pressure additionally expressed apprehension that the state would possibly report 40,000 recent circumstances within the subsequent 24 hours.
“24,619 circumstances had been reported on a single day in September, 2020. Nonetheless, on March 27 this yr, the state reported 35,726 new circumstances in a day. This quantity might contact 40,000 within the subsequent 24 hours,” an official assertion stated quoting the members of the duty pressure.
The state authorities has introduced a ban on all varieties of gatherings. It has additionally ordered that eating places, gardens and malls will stay shut between 8 pm to 7 am starting Saturday night time. Folks may even not be allowed to go to seashores throughout 8 pm to 7 am.