Synopsis According to data presented in the meeting, the total number of cases in the third wave is projected to double over those in the second wave, with active cases reaching 8 lakh (active cases as of Wednesday were 1.4 lakh). Related “Delta plus’ variant may trigger third COVID-19 wave in Maharashtra: Health dept (This story originally appeared in on Jun 17, 2021) In a grim augury for citizens, the state task force on Covid-19 has warned that the third wave could hit Maharashtra—or Mumbai— within the next two to four weeks if crowding in the last three days is an indication. However, it said children would not be affected as much as those in lower middle-class clusters that haven't been exposed to the virus so far. These predictions were part of the meeting chaired by CM Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday to review preparedness for the projected third wave. It included task force members, the state health minister and senior bureaucrats. According to data presented in the meeting, the total number of cases in the third wave is projected to double over those in the second wave, with active cases reaching 8 lakh (active cases as of Wednesday were 1.4… Read full this story
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