Has coronavirus third wave arrived in Maharashtra? Over 500 new cases in Mumbai
Mumbai : One day after Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar issued an alert of a possible third wave of COVID-19 to Mumbaikars, the country’s financial capital on Wednesday reported 530 new coronavirus positive cases for the first time since mid-July this year. A spike in the number of coronavirus cases has been registered in the whole state. Over 4,000 fresh coronavirus cases were logged in the last 24 hours, mainly due to the spurt in Mumbai and Nashik.
On Wednesday, Mumbai reported 532 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths, while the Nashik region recorded 914 new cases, and overall Maharashtra reported 4,174 new coronavirus cases on September 8, taking the tally of infections to 64,97,872 and the toll to 1,37,962, a health department official said.
Amid sudden spike in Mumbai, fear of third wave coming in the state has popped up. While BMC is speculating higher number of cases due to increased testing by the people in wake of traveling related to upcoming 10-day Ganpati festival which begins on Friday (September 10).
Despite the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, fatalities due to the infection continued to be at a low in the state. The state recorded 65 deaths, of which the highest 20 fatalities were reported in the Pune region followed by 19 deaths in the Nashik region. Among other regions, Mumbai region added 17 deaths, Kolhapur five, Latur three and the Aurangabad region one. Nagpur and Akola regions did not report coronavirus-linked fatalities in the last 24 hours.
The recovery rate of coronavirus in Maharashtra stands at 97.09 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.