Covid-19: Maharashtra's Vaccination Count Goes Up by 34,000 Amid Vaccine Shortage

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The COVID-19 vaccination count in Maharashtra increased by 34,000 amid the current shortage of vaccine doses, an official said on Friday. As compared to 2,37,700 people who were inoculated on Wednesday, a total of 2,72,176 beneficiaries were given the jabs on Thursday, an increase of 34,476.

With this, the state’s cumulative vaccination figure now stands at 1,58,88,121, the official said. Despite long queues and confusion at several vaccination centres, Mumbai city inoculated more people on Thursday as compared to Wednesday.

According to the health department’s report, the city had inoculated 26,610 people on Wednesday, while 44,042 people received the jab on Thursday. While the vaccination count in Pune, Nagpur, Satara, Nashik and Kolhapur districts were in five digits, Osmanabad (50), Jalna (198), Beed (585), Sindhudurg (267) and Solapur (174) reported some of the lowest inoculation figures.

The state has so far inoculated 11,05,848 healthcare workers, of whom 6,24,567 have received the second dose of their vaccine. As many as 13,04,828 frontline workers have received the vaccine so far, of whom 4,83,444 have got the second dose, it was stated.

At least 1,09,64,761 people above the age of 45 have received their first dose of vaccine, while 14,04,673 have taken the second jab, the report said.

Maharashtra on Friday reported 62,919 fresh COVID-19 cases and 828 deaths, said the state health department. The daily rise in cases was less than Thursday’s addition of 66,159, but the number of deaths increased compared to 771 the day before.

The caseload on Friday reached 46,02,472, while the death toll rose to 68,813. Mumbai recorded 3,888 new cases and 89 deaths, raising the overall tally of the city to 6,48,471 and the death toll to 13,125.

As many as 69,710 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the number of recoveries in the state to 38,68,976. Of 828 fatalities, 422 occurred in the last 48 hours and 167 in the last week. The remaining deaths had occurred in the period before the last week.

There are 6,62,640 active cases in the state. With 2,90,207 new tests, the number of samples examined for coronavirus has gone up to 2,71,06,282.

Maharashtra’s coronavirus figures are as follows: Total cases 46,02,472, new cases 62,919, death toll 68,813, recoveries 38,68,976, active cases 6,62,640, people tested so far 2,71,06,282.

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