Covid cases in the highest ever one-day spike Mumbai records 6923 cases
The highest ever spike occurs on a day when Uddhav Thackery, CEO of Maharashtra, requested officials to develop a lock-down plan for a massive coronavirus outbreak.
Mumbai: Mumbai reported the highest spike in one day on Sunday in the count of COVID-19 cases where 6,923 infections have taken the record to 3,98,674 in the past 24 hours, the City’s civic body said. The city recorded 8 deaths, which totalled 11,649, it said.
The highest ever peak occurs on the day Maharashtra CEO Uddhav Thackeray asked officials to prepare a lock-down plan on the advice of the State COVID-19 task force, in the face of a significant increase in cases of coronavirus.
Saturday, Mumbai reported 6,123 cases and 12 deaths.
Maharashtra has seen a huge rise in cases of coronavirus during the past week, with more than one lakh of new infections added in this period.
The head of the State Department of Health, Dr. Pradeep Vyas, met with the chief minister, health minister Rajesh Tope and other officials to stress that there will be a ‘tremendous stress’ on the availability of beds, oxygen supply and fans that might be ineffective if cases keep rising.
The members of the task force were also concerned that in the next 24 hours the state could report 40,000 new cases..
“In September 2020, 24,619 cases were registered on a single day. On 27 March this year, however, the State reported 35,726 new cases every day. In the next 24 hours this number could reach 40,000, “An official statement quoted the Task Force members.
The state government has announced that all types of meetings will be prohibited. It also ordered restaurants, gardens and malls to be shut from 8 pm until 7 am on Saturday night. Beaches may also not be visited between 8 pm to 7 a.m.