Maharashtra on Saturday set a record of 8,01,847 COVID-19 vaccinations in a day, State Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray said in a tweet. With this, Maharashtra has surpassed its previous best of 7,38,704 jabs, which was recorded on June 26. Till date, 3,39,11,029 shots have been administered in the State, Thackeray added.
In another tweet, Aaditya said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat are working on the preparations for the possible third coronavirus wave "with upgrade in medical infra as well as maximum vaccines, depending on supplies". "Ministers Rajesh Tope and Amit Deshmukh along with depts focussed on ensuring the same," he added.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 9,489 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the number of active cases to 1,17,575. Besides, 153 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 1,22,724.
8,395 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 58,45,315. The recovery rate in the state rose to 96%. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.01%.
Currently, 6,32,949 people are in home quarantine and 4,422 people are in institutional quarantine.