Mumbai: Latest updates - Citizens from 18-34 age group to be administered vaccine doses after adequate supply

04:16 PM May 07, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Maharashtra reports 62,194 new COVID-19 cases, 853 deaths; active cases now 6,39,075

Maharashtra on Thursday reported 62,194 new COVID-19 cases, taking its cumulative tally to 49,42,736, while 853 more deaths pushed the toll to 73,515, an official from the state health department said.

Compared to Wednesday, Maharashtra's COVID-19 caseload increased by 4,554 in the last 24 hours, but the fatality count dropped by 67.


(With inputs from agencies)


Mumbai and MMR COVID-19 cases 

He said Mumbai reported 3,028 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 6,68,085, while the toll increased to 13,580 with 69 fresh fatalities.

After Mumbai, 14 patients died in Panvel city followed by 12 in Navi Mumbai and 10 in Thane city, among other areas.

The larger Mumbai administrative division, including the financial capital and its satellite towns, reported 8,525 cases 124 deaths due to COVID-19, he said.

This increased the regions caseload to 14,24,093 and the fatality count to 24,296, the official said.

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"Maharashtra govt plans to vaccinate citizens from 35-44 age group now in view of limited supply of anti #COVID19 vaccine doses. Citizens from 18-34 age group will be administered doses after adequate supply. This is to avoid crowding," Rajesh Tope said. 

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