Mumbai, 27th December 2021: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today said that warned of strict steps with more vigilance due to the rising Covid cases in the Maharashtra State.
He chaired a cabinet meeting of ministers.
He emphasized the need to step up the vaccination process to reduce the number of positive cases. He also directed that there will be a meeting of the task force in the coming days.
Dr Pradeep Vyas, Additional Chief Secretary (Health), in his presentation, said that there is a possibility of a spike in the number of active patients in mid-January and that there is a need to speed up vaccination. The number of doses per day was reduced from eight lakh per day to five lakh per day.
The Chief Minister directed all the Guardian Ministers to follow up and see to it that vaccination is carried out expeditiously in their respective districts.
Dr Vyas said the active cases have increased from 6,200 on December 8 to 10,000 today. Overall, the number of active patients has increased by 50 per cent in the last 20 days and the number of patients has tripled in the last six days. He said the positivity rate in Maharashtra was 1.06 per cent.