MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said the State may face a shortage of healthcare infrastructure soon if the present “alarming situation” on coronavirus cases continued.
Addressing people of the State on social media, Thackeray also said stricter curbs will be imposed in one or two days to check the surge in COVID-19 cases. “Till now, we have administered 65 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses, including three lakh vaccine doses yesterday,” he said.
Some people are getting infected even after vaccination because they stop wearing masks,” Thackeray said. “I cannot rule out imposing a lockdown if the current situation prevails,” he said. People have become complacent, he added.
Mah sees highest daily count of 47827 COVID-19 cases: Maharashtra on Friday recorded 47827 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The new figure took the State tally of positive cases to 2904076, a Health Department statement said. As many as 202 coronavirus patients died in the State on Saturday, taking the death toll to 55379, it said. Mumbai recorded 8,832 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest one-day rise since the pandemic began, the civic body said. The city had reported 8,646 new cases the day before, a record which Friday’s tally surpassed. As many as 20 deaths were reported on Friday.