Maharashtra: 3 Lakh Active Covid-19 Cases Likely By April, State Ranks Second In Vaccination, Says Health Minister:

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While countering the attack on Covid-19 vaccinations programme in the state, Health Secretary Pradeep Vyas said the state is low on vaccine going waste.

After Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day surge ever since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in the country in March last year, the situation may turn grimmer and the state may touch three lakh active cases in the first week of April according to Health Secretary Pradeep Vyas said.

 

If the rise in daily cases continues in Maharashtra, there could be three lakh active cases in the state in the first week of April, shared Health Secretary Pradeep Vyas, as per PTI report. However, Maharashtra ranks second in the country after Rajasthan in corona prevention vaccination and the target is to vaccinate three lakh people daily in the state, he added. The state is making efforts to create awareness about vaccination in rural areas

State health minister Rajesh Tope informed the state is facing the second peak of the pandemic. “The state has ranked second at the national level in Covid-19 vaccination. Rajasthan is ahead of us,” he said in a tweet.

While countering the attack on the Covid-19 vaccinations program in the state, Tope said the state is low on vaccine going waste. “It is six per cent in Maharashtra as against some states in the country where the figure is as high as 20 per cent. We are trying to achieve zero wastage of vaccines and steps are being taken in this direction,” Tope tweeted.

Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 25,833 new coronavirus cases, making it the highest single-day surge ever since Covid-19 pandemic broke out in the country in March last year.

 

Here are latest update on the Covid-19 situation in Maharasthra:

 

    • Maharasthra has 1,66,353 active cases and emerged as the state with the highest count of covid-19 cases adding to India’s active cases of 2,52,364.

 

    • The state has accounted for 63.21 per cent of the daily new cases, as per the Union health ministry’s data on Thursday.

 

    • In terms of recoveries, 12,764 patients were discharged from hospitals on Thursday, the highest in one-day this year with overall recovery standing at 21,75,565.

 

    • Nagpur city on the second consecutive day recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases at 2,926, followed by 2,877 in Mumbai and 2,791 in Pune city.

 

  •  Pune division comprising civic bodies of Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad as well as districts of Pune, Solapur, and Satara reported cumulative 5,583 new cases, the highest among the divisions.

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