Given the current circumstances, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated on Monday that the fourth wave of COVID-19 is unlikely. Mr Tope told reporters that about 200 to 250 cases were registered in the state every day, with no significant increase in these numbers.
The COVID-19 recovery rate is quite high, and immunisation outcomes in Maharashtra have been excellent. As a result, the minister believes that a fourth wave (of viral infection) is unlikely given the current scenario.
On Sunday, Maharashtra reported 326 COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 78,82,802, while the death toll remained at 1,47,856 due to no new fatalities.
The state health department said on Sunday that 251 patients were released, leaving the state with 1,903 current COVID-19 cases.
When asked if the COVID-19 vaccine booster dosage was necessary for everyone, Tope responded no, but that health and frontline workers, vital service personnel, and older residents were being given the booster doses in accordance with the central government’s requirements.
However, because there are no such recommendations from the national government, we have not made the booster dosage necessary for everyone, he explained.
He recently stated that he will run as an independent candidate in the next Rajya Sabha election and urged all parties to support him.