Maharashtra, Mumbai see slight drop in fresh Covid cases
Maharashtra has witnessed a slight drop in the number of daily Covid cases on Monday, with the state reporting 48,621 new infections and 567 Covid-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 47,71,022, with 70, 851 deaths so far. Meanwhile, 59,500 Covid patients have recovered on Monday across the state, increasing the total count to 40,41,158 till now, with a recovery rate of 84 per cent.
Mumbai reported less than 3,000 cases on Monday, with 2,662 new infections and 78 Covid deaths, increasing the total count to 6,58,866, with 13,408 fatalities so far. Moreover, the doubling rate of the city has increased to 111 days, while the weekly growth rate has dropped to 0.69 per cent.
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Maha: 2,193 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 43 more deaths
Thane has recorded 2,193 new COVID-19 cases, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 4,74,987, an official said on Tuesday.
Besides these new cases reported on Monday, the virus also claimed the lives of 43 more people, pushing the death toll in the district to 7,728, he said.
The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 1.62 per cent, he added.
Details of recovered and under-treatment patients were not provided by the district administration.
In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 89,781, while the death toll is 1,603, another official said.
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COVID-19 vaccination on May 3 in Maharashtra
79,491 people were given jabs.
Mumbai: Drive in facility for vaccination of 45 specially-abled
For the third wave, it's essential to vaccinate more & more people. I thank PM for opening vaccination for people b/w 18-44 years of age. People above 45 years being vaccinated too. Many yet to get their 2nd dose. They are being given priority at our 59 centres: Mumbai Mayor (ANI)
Vaccine stock over at following centres in Mumbai
Only Mumbaikars who have got tokens already, may wait at the centre.