Mumbai: The state health department on Wednesday told the cabinet that COVID-19 patients are expected to be hospitalized in Maharashtra in the last week of January or the first week of February.
The Health Department made this estimate during the presentation before the state cabinet.
A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that the cabinet expressed concern over the launch.
The state has seen a rise in the daily requirement of medical oxygen, adding that the current demand is 400 metric tonnes.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said during the meeting, “If the demand for oxygen rises to 700 metric tonnes, strict restrictions will be required. Keeping this fact in mind, the district administration should speed up vaccination and take necessary steps.” ”
He 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 vigilant as the UK and US are seeing pressure on their health infrastructure,” he said. said.
Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 46,723 fresh coronavirus cases, a jump of 12,299 infections and 32 fresh deaths a day earlier. The new cases include 86 omicron infections.
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