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Updated on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 07:31 PM IST

Mumbai: COVID-19 vaccination at government and municipal centres to resume from November 8

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After a four days gap, COVID-19 vaccination centres will be resuming in Mumbai city from tomorrow (November 8). All government and municipal vaccination centres were shut across the city from November 4 to November 7 amid Diwali celebrations.

The Mumbai Municipal Corporation on Wednesday (November 3) making the announcement had said that the vaccination process will begin again on Monday, November 8.

"Dear Mumbaikars, All BMC and Government vaccination centers will remain closed from November 4 to November 7. The vaccination process will begin again on November 8, 2021," the BMC informed in a tweet.

Mumbai is inching closer to 100% Covid-19 vaccination coverage, with most people having received at least one dose. However, civic officials are confused over the accurate number of citizens from the city who have been actually vaccinated.

A large number of people from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and other parts of the state have taken the jabs in Mumbai, thus, the number of doses administered may not mean the same as the number of Mumbai residents vaccinated.

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Mumbai’s estimated adult population eligible for vaccination is 9.2 million. As of Tuesday, the city had administered 9.1 million first doses, taking the vaccination coverage to 99%. According to the CoWIN dashboard, the number of second doses administered in Mumbai stood at 5.6 million, and altogether, the city had administered 14.7 million doses.

Meanwhile, Mumbai yesterday logged lowest COVID-19 cases since April 2020, with just 176 cases in a single day.

The last five days have witnessed a drop in Covid-19 testing. BMC data shows that 1,23,274 tests were conducted from November 1-5, in comparison to 1,80,846 tests from October 26-31, which means a 32 per cent drop in testing. Officials have attributed this drop to the ongoing festival, owing to which people are not coming forward as they are also afraid of being hospitalised.

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Published on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 07:31 PM IST
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