Maharashtra on Saturday set a new record in administering the Covid-19 vaccine in the state with 11.91 lakh beneficiaries receiving their jabs and Mumbai alone setting a record of 1.3 lakh inoculations in a single day.
State officials hailed the record number of vaccine administrations in Mumbai, saying that 80% of eligible citizens of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) have taken at least one dose of vaccination. “We are number one in terms of the percentage of vaccinations among major cities in India,” an official said.
“About 30% of eligible citizens took both the vaccine dose,” they said, praising private hospitals for their participation in the vaccination campaign. Officials, however, warned people to wear masks and urged them to take precautions and help the state government avoid a third wave.
Maharashtra administered the COVID-19 vaccine to 11.91 lakh beneficiaries, setting a new one-day vaccination record in the state, an official from the state’s public health department said. Earlier on August 21, the state had administered more than 11.04 lakh doses in a single day. According to a statement released by the Department of Public Health, 11,991,921 people were vaccinated during the day, bringing the total COVID-19 vaccination figure in the state to 6.27 crore. The administration of 11,991,921 doses on Saturday is the number recorded until 7 p.m. The vaccination campaign continues in several parts until late at night. The final figure will be released tomorrow, said Dr Pradeep Vyas, additional chief secretary of the public health department.
According to the department, while Maharashtra ranks second in the country in terms of the total number of vaccine doses given after Uttar Pradesh, the state still leads when it comes to the number of people who have taken the drugs. two doses of vaccine. Up to 1.71 crore residents of Maharashtra received both doses, the statement said.
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