M’rashtra administers record 9.36L vaccines on I-Day eve


The day’s data till 7 pm surpassed the previous record of 8.11 lakh jabs achieved on July 3…reports Asian Lite News

On the eve of Independence Day, Maharashtra set a new record by administering over 9.36 lakh Covid-19 jabs in a single day across the state, officials said here on Saturday.

The day’s data till 7 pm surpassed the previous record of 8.11 lakh jabs achieved on July 3.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Health Minister Rajesh Tope expressed their appreciation for the efforts that went into achieving this feat, at a time when the state is in full preparedness for a possible third wave of the pandemic.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pradeep Vyas has reiterated that the state is fully geared to administer over one million doses daily, provided sufficient quantity of the vaccine doses are made available on time.

The state is at the forefront in the vaccination drive with over 4.90 crore doses being administered so far, including first and second jabs.

Meanwhile, India on Saturday showed a marginal dip in daily Covid-19 caseload as it recorded 38,667 fresh infections in the last 24 hours while the recovery rate from the SARS-CoV2 virus stood at 97.45 per cent. A total of 478 deaths in the same duration pushed the toll to 4,30,732.

Maha rashtra Covid cases surge

Less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 48 consecutive days, as per the Covid bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The active caseload registered a growth of 2,446 on Saturday and the total caseload climbed to 3,87,673. The active caseloads constitute 1.21 per cent of total cases, as per the bulletin released.

A total 35,743 patients were discharged from the hospitals and health centers in past one day, taking the total number of cured to 3,13,38,088 till date in India. The Weekly Positivity Rate remained below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.05 per cent.

The daily positivity rate has continued to remain below 3 per cent for 19 continuous days and currently stands at 1.73 per cent.

India’s Cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage has exceeded 53 crore. A total of 63,80,937 doses of vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours span of time, pushing the total vaccination so far to 53,61,89,903.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 22,29,798 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 48.94 crore (49,17,00,577) tests so far.

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