COVID-19: Maharashtra administers highest number of vaccine doses, over 7.8 lakh beneficiaries inoculated
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In a landmark achievement, Maharashtra on Saturday, July 3, administered 7,85,338 COVID-19 vaccine doses which is highest so far. The vaccination is still in progress and the count may possibly cross 8 lakhs.

Before this the state had administered highest number of doses on 7,38,704 on June 26. With today's count, the state has so far administered a total of 3,39,11,029 doses.

The state has been on the top position for more than last 3 months.

As per the state government data till July 2, 64,28,159 individuals aged between 18 and 44 years received the 1st vaccine dose in the state since the inoculation drive for this age group began on May 1.

So far, 12,78,696 health care workers have been administered the first dose of the vaccine, while 8,44,244 of them have got their second dose.

Similarly, 20,93,310 frontline workers in the state have till now received their first vaccine dose and of them, 9,30,538 got their second dose.

Maharashtra tops the states followed by Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, with 3,16,35,304, 2,59,74,016 and 2,48,02,324 doses respectively till July 2.

Maharashtra on Friday recorded 8,753 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the number of active cases to 1,16,867. Besides, 156 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 1,22,353.

8,385 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 58,36,920. The recovery rate in the state rose to 96.01%. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.01%.

Currently, 6,24,745 people are in home quarantine and 4,472 people are in institutional quarantine.

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