By SM .05 May, 2021
MUMBAI: Maharashtra on Wednesday reported a record 920 new deaths from COVID-19 and more than 57,000 new cases even as authorities said some of the worst affected districts in the state showed a declining trend in infections.
Capital Mumbai reported 3,882 new cases and 77 deaths while Pune logged 9,084 cases and 93 deaths. The Covid-19 caseload in the metropolis rose to 6,65,299 today. The city now has 51,472 active cases.
There are 6,41,596 active cases in Maharashtra as of now. As many as 57,006 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals in a day, which took the count of recoveries to 41,64,098.
According to officials, of the 920 deaths reported on Wednesday, 414 took place in the last 48 hours and 219 in the last week. The other 287 deaths are from the period before last week.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday evening had said that 15 districts in the state - the worst-affected state with around 6.6 lakh active cases - are showing a decline in coronavirus caseloads.
The districts reporting a drop in cases are Mumbai, Aurangabad, Thane, Nashik, Raigad, Nagpur, Latur, Amravati, Nanded, Dhule, Bhandara, Nandurbar, Osmanabad, Chandrapur, and Gondia.
The state has been under a strict lockdown-like scenario from 14 April to curtail the surge in Covid-19 cases. The lockdown, which was to end on 1 May, has been extended till 15 May.
Mumbai civic body receives 1 lakh Covid vaccine doses
Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has received a fresh stock of one lakh Covid vaccine doses yesterday night and it will resume vaccination of people above 45 years at government vaccination centres.
"Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation received a fresh stock of one lakh vaccine doses last night and it will resume vaccination of people above 45 years at BMC"s and government vaccination centres," BMC informed.
Amidst a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had on Sunday said that vaccination for those aged 45 years and above will be closed on Monday, while vaccination for 18 to 44 years will continue only at five centers.
Only those who have registered themselves in CoWIN app and who have been given the prescribed immunization centre and time (slot) were being given the jab.
Earlier, a drive-in Covid vaccination centre was also set up at BMC"s Kohinoor public parking, Dadar for senior citizens and the disabled, wherein people can get their vaccine jabs while sitting in their cars. The jumbo vaccination centre was opened to all senior citizens and the disabled on Tuesday.