Cases are rising in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, health min Tope on next pandemic phase
Even as the daily COVID tally is showing an upward trend, the Maharashtra government said that there is no scenario of a fourth wave of the pandemic anytime soon. Health Minister Rajesh Tope, who met his counterparts in Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh last week during an Union health ministry meeting, said, those states are also witnessing a surge in cases but there was “no reason to worry" as hospitalizations were extremely low.“The rate of rise in number of cases is low. If there are 125-150 cases (daily) in Maharashtra, and that too in certain pockets like Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik… then you can see there is cluster concentration in these two to four districts. That does not mean there is a panicky situation and that the fourth wave is imminent... that is not the case," Tope said.