Updated on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 12:38 PM IST

Video and Pictures: BMC organises special COVID-19 vaccination drive for women in Mumbai

Women queue up outside a vaccination centre  | Sachin Haralkar

Women queue up outside a vaccination centre | Sachin Haralkar


The Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) is conducting a women-only COVID-19 vaccination drive, today, September 27, between 10 am and 5 pm across all municipal and government vaccination centres in the city.

This is the second such drive conducted in Mumbai so far. In the first one held on September 17, a total of 107,934 women were vaccinated at public vaccination centres.

On Tuesday, September, 28, a special drive will be held for students and teachers from 9 am and 2 pm, and those due to get their second dose can visit the centres between 3 pm and 8 pm.

Two women receive their jabs at BKC vaccination centre|Sachin Haralkar


Women pose for a picture after inoculation| Sachin Haralkar

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Sunday reported 3,206 new coronavirus positive cases and 36 fatalities while 3,292 patients recovered, the health department said.

The new additions pushed the tally of infections in Maharashtra to 65,44,325 and the death toll to 1,38,870. The total number of recoveries in Maharashtra stands at 63,64,027 which leaves the state with 37,860 active cases, as per the official statement.

Maharashtra's case recovery rate now stands at 97.24 per cent and the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.

With 1,65,990 new tests, the number of samples examined for coronavirus so far in Maharashtra rose to 5,81,58,000.

Mumbai city reported 477 new cases and five deaths, taking the tally of infections to 7,41,237 and the death toll to 16,084, the statement said.

Mumbai division recorded 990 cases and seven fatalities which raised the number of cases to 16,73,025 and the toll to 35,232, it said.

Nashik division reported 819 cases including 680 in Ahmednagar district. The Pune division logged 1,032 cases including 446 in the Pune district. Kolhapur division added 242 fresh cases.

Aurangabad division reported 33 new cases and the Latur division 70 infections including 32 in the Beed district.

Akola and Nagpur divisions in the Vidarbha region did not report any COVID-19 fatality during the day. Akola division saw five new cases and and the Nagpur division 15 cases.

Akola district including Akola city, the Amravati district including Amravati city, the Washim district, Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli districts did not report any new COVID-19 infections. No COVID-19 case was reported in the Hingoli district and Parbhani city during the day. Also, no fresh COVID-19 death was reported in this region.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally is as follows: Positive cases 65,44,325, deaths 1,38,870, recoveries 63,64,027, active cases 37,860, total tests 5,81,58,000


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Published on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 12:38 PM IST