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Over 1.13 lakh women receive jabs during special session in Mumbai in one day- The New Indian Express


MUMBAI: A total of 1,13,945 women were administered vaccines against COVID-19 in Mumbai on Monday at various centres run by the city civic body and the Maharashtra government during an exclusive session, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

A total of 1,26,419 vaccine doses were administered at all the active vaccination centres, including private ones, in Mumbai during the day.

The BMC had organised a special vaccination session for women from 10 am to 6 pm.

A special session to vaccinate students and teachers against COVID-19 will be held on Tuesday at the centres run by the BMC and the Maharashtra government between 9 am to 2 pm.

As per the BMC’s data, a total of 1,18,86,221 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been given to beneficiaries in Mumbai so far.

Of them, 38,98,711 beneficiaries are fully vaccinated.

Mumbai’s COVID-19 tally stands at 7,41,617 as of Monday, leaving the financial capital with 4,702 active cases.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 2,432 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest daily count since February 8, and 32 fresh deaths, taking the infection tally to 65,41,762 and the toll to 1,38,902, a health department official said.

At 2,432, the state has reported the lowest number of new coronavirus infections since February 8, when it had witnessed 2,216 cases.

Maharashtra witnessed a dip in COVID-19 cases as well as deaths as compared to Sunday, when it reported 3,206 infections and 36 fatalities.

The official said with 2,895 patients discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the number of recovered cases rose to 63,62,248.

Maharashtra now has 37,036 active cases.

The state has 2,57,144 people in home quarantine and another 1,517 in institutional quarantine, according to the official.

He said Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 97.26 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.

The cumulative number of tests conducted in the state climbed to 5,82,86,036, of which 1,28,036 swab samples were examined in the last 24 hours, the official said.

In Maharashtra, nine districts (rural areas) and four municipal corporations (urban centres) did not report any new COVID-19 cases, he said.

Ahmednagar district reported the highest 547 new infections in the state.

Among the eight regions of Maharashtra, the Pune region reported the highest 718 new COVID-19 cases, followed by the Mumbai region at 706.

The Nashik region reported 661 new cases, Kolhapur 216, Latur 46, Aurangabad 50, Nagpur 18 and the Akola region 17.

According to the official, among the 32 fresh fatalities, the highest 13 were reported from the Nashik region, followed by seven from the Mumbai region.

Pune, Kolhapur and Latur regions logged six, four and two fatalities, respectively.

Significantly, Aurangabad, Akola and Nagpur regions did not report any fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The official said Mumbai witnessed 376 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, while Pune city reported 117 infections and two deaths.

Among the 37,036 active patients in the state, Pune district has the highest at 9,243, he said.

The official said out of the 63,62,248 recovered patients across the state, the highest – 11,11,460 – were from Pune district.

Coronavirus figures for Maharashtra are as follows: Total cases 65,41,762; new cases 2,432; death toll 1,38,902; recoveries 63,62,248; active cases 37,036; total tests 5,82,86,036.

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