Updated on: Saturday, December 18, 2021, 10:50 AM IST

COVID-19: Maharashtra cumulative vaccination tally crosses 12.71 crore

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Mumbai: In the ongoing vaccination drive, Maharashtra on December 17 has vaccinated 6,00,365 in 10,152 sessions.

According to data released by the government, as of 7 am on December 18, Maharashtra has inoculated 12,71,41,475 people.

As per the state government data, 4,46,47,348 individuals aged between 18 and 44 years received their first vaccine dose and 2,44,65,266 received their second dose since the inoculation drive for this age group began on May 1.

So far, 12,94,513 health care workers have been administered the first dose of the vaccine, while 11,65,003 of them have got their second dose.

Similarly, 21,48,341 front line workers in the state have till now received their first vaccine dose and of them, 19,45,808 got their second dose.

Maharashtra on Friday reported 902 fresh coronavirus infections, including eight new cases of the Omicron variant, while 12 more patients succumbed to the disease in the state, the health department said.

With these new additions, the statewide infection tally reached 66,47,840, while the death toll increased to 1,41,329, it said.

Eight fresh cases of the newly discovered coronavirus variant Omicron were reported in the state, 6 of them in Pune, taking their overall tally to 40, the department added.

On Thursday, the state had reported 877 COVID-19 cases and 12 fatalities.

A total of 680 patients were discharged during the day, taking the overall recovery count to 64,95,929, the department said in a bulletin.

The state now has 6,903 active cases of coronavirus.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 recovery rate is 97.72 per cent, while the fatality rate stands at 2.12 per cent.

"As per the report given by the National Institute of Virology today, eight more patients were found to be infected with Omicron in the state. Out of these, six patients are from Pune, one patient is from Mumbai and one patient is from Kalyan-Dombivali (in adjoining Thane district)," the health department said.

According to preliminary information, of the six Omicron patients in Pune, four have a travel history to Dubai and two are their contacts. The Omicron-affected patient from Mumbai had travelled to the US and the one from Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation limits had visited Nigeria.

"Out of these eight patients, two are in hospital and six in home isolation. The close contacts of these patients are being tracked. All patients have been vaccinated," the department added.

Of the 40 Omicron patients detected in the state so far, 25 have been discharged after a negative RT-PCR test.

The World Health Organization (WHO), which has classified Omicron as a 'variant of concern', recently said it is spreading at a rate not seen with any previous strain of coronavirus.

A total of 1,33,786 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking their overall number in the state to 6,74,41,806, the department said.

Currently, 79,556 people are in home quarantine and 886 others in institutional quarantine, it said.

Mumbai reported 289 new COVID-19 cases and one fatality, the bulletin said.

The Mumbai division, which comprises the city and its satellite townships, saw 472 cases and three fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The Pune division reported 255 new cases, Nashik (95), Aurangabad (21), Latur (32), Kolhapur (13), Nagpur (10) and the Akola division (four).

Pune, Latur and Aurangabad divisions recorded one fatality each, Mumbai (three) and Nashik (six). Kolhapur, Nagpur, Akola divisions did not report any fatality linked to coronavirus.

Each administrative division consists of a set of districts.

Coronavirus figures of Maharashtra are as follows: Positive cases 66,47,840, new cases 902, death toll 1,41,329, recoveries 64,95,929, active cases 6,903, total tests 6,74,41,806.

(With agency inputs)


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Published on: Saturday, December 18, 2021, 10:50 AM IST