Mumbai: BKC Jumbo dedicated COVID-19 hospital takes part in Coronavirus vaccine dry run
Mumbai: BKC Jumbo dedicated COVID-19 hospital takes part in Coronavirus vaccine dry run

Jumbo dedicated COVID-19 hospital in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) today took part in the second nationwide vaccine dry run which is underway.

Speaking to ANI, Dr Rajesh Dere, Vaccination Centre in-charge at BKC Jumbo dedicated COVID19 hospital stated that 15 vaccination units were set up and 25 healthcare workers were selected for the dry run.

Dere also informed that a counsellor was also appointed at the centre to counsel those fearing vaccination.

India's drugs regulator has approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and the indigenously-developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country.

It paves the way for the rollout of at least two vaccines in the country in the coming days.

Meanwhile, as many as 665 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths were reported in Mumbai on Thursday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

It took the tally of cases in the city to 2,96,984 and the death toll to 11,162.

The financial capital of the country had reported 795 new cases and eight fatalities on Wednesday.

With 379 patients recovering from infection, the number of recovered patients increased to 2,77,192, about 93 per cent of total cases, on Thursday.

The number of active cases went up to 7,756 from 7,480 the day before.

The city's doubling rate of COVID-19 cases -- time span during which cases double -- is 366 days, while the growth rate of cases is 0.21 per cent.

With 16,027 COVID-19 tests carried out during the day, the tally of tests increased to 24,46,999.

The number of containment zones and sealed buildings increased to 211 and 2,541, respectively, from 195 zones and 1,984 buildings on Wednesday.

Buildings are sealed and containment zones are declared when one or more patients are found there.

(With inputs from agencies)

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