Monday, 18 October 2021

Mumbai first district in Maharashtra to administer one crore Covid vaccine doses

Mumbai first district in Maharashtra to administer one crore Covid vaccine doses

Mumbai became the first district in the country to reach the milestone of the one crore Covid-19 vaccination mark. According to data uploaded on the Cowin portal, Mumbai has administered vaccine doses to 1,00,63,497 people. Out of these, 72,75,134 have received the first dose, while 27,88,363 have got both.

The portal further showed that the vaccination drive is carrying out at 507 sites in the Mumbai district. Out of these, 325 are government centers, while private hospitals are operating 182.

In the last 30 days, the highest number of Covid-19 vaccines were administering on 27 August, when 1,77,017 people were vaccinated. According to the Cowin portal, this was following by 1,63,775 doses on 21 August and 1,53,881 doses on 23 August.

Mumbai, meanwhile, reported 422 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, the third straight day of more than 400 infections and three recent fatalities. The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said with these additions, the overall tally rose to 7,45,434, while the death toll jumped to 15,987.

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On September 1 and 2, the city had reported 416 and 441 Covid-19 cases, respectively.

Mumbai has witnessed a steady rise in Covid-19 cases since recording 190 infections on 16 August, the lowest daily count since April 2020. As the everyday infections dipped, the case doubling rate improved to more than 2,000 days.

According to BMC officials, Mumbai is left with 3,532 active Covid-19 cases.

This year, Mumbai reported the highest daily cases at 11,163 on 4 April, while most deaths at 90 were recorded on 1 May during the second wave of the pandemic.

The short interval has worried experts, who believe it points to delay in seeking care, overwhelmed medical facilities, or lack of timely referrals. The state analyzed data for 39,688 deaths in the first wave and 60,022 from the second wave. In the first wave, 31.5% of deaths occurred within 1 to 3 days of hospitalization and 22.4% within 4-6 days.

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