In India, about 2.50 lakh cases of corona virus have been reported in the last day. Among them, the cases of Delhi and Maharashtra have a big hand. Also, the situation may get worse in the coming time. The Maharashtra Health Department on Wednesday told the cabinet that the hospitalization of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra may increase in the last week of January or the first week of February.
The health department made this estimate in a report before the state cabinet. A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that the cabinet has expressed concern over the launch. At the same time, he informed that the state is witnessing an increase in the daily requirement of medical oxygen. He said that at present the demand is 400 MT.
During the meeting, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, “If the demand for oxygen increases to 700 metric tonnes, strict restrictions will be required.” Keeping this fact in mind, the district administration should take necessary steps by expediting vaccination. He further said that urban centers as well as rural parts are affected by COVID-19.
“Fully vaccinated COVID-19 patients do not require medical oxygen. But people need to be cautious as the health infrastructure in UK and US seems to be shaking. Let us inform that Maharashtra registered 46,723 new corona virus cases on Wednesday. 32 deaths were recorded. Of the new cases, 86 are Omicron’s cases.
first published:Jan. 13, 2022, 11:43 a.m.