Maharashtra News: On Saturday (August 21), the Maharashtra government claimed to have set a new record by immunising over 10.96 lakh people against COVID-19 in a single day.
“The state was able to accomplish this achievement thanks to a network of 5,200 immunisation clinics that administered 10,96,493 doses. This number could rise as vaccinations continued until late at night in several centres”. In a statement, the state’s public health ministry noted.
According to Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope, the state government has insisted on giving a larger quantity of vials for a long time in order to “boost the speed of COVID-19 immunisation.”
So far, this is the state’s highest single-day immunisation rate. On August 14, a total of 9.36 lakh persons received vaccine doses, which was a new high. On the 3rd of July, the Maharashtra government immunised 8.11 lakh individuals.
Tope had previously stated that Maharashtra has the capacity to serve 10 lakh people every day if vaccination supplies are adequate and continuous.
This comes after Maharashtra reported 4,575 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, with 145 deaths. In addition, 5,914 people were able to recover from the viral infection, according to a health department official.
As a result, the number of people infected in the state has risen to 64,20,510, with 1,35,817 people dying.
For the sixth day in a running, the Nandurbar district in north Maharashtra has not recorded a single active Covid-19 case.
During the day, 5,914 patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of people who have recovered to 62,27,219 people. In Maharashtra, there are 53,967 active cases.