COVID-19: Maharashtra to vaccinate teaching, non-teaching staff by September 5: Tope


MUMBAI: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Sunday said the state government plans to fully vaccinate all teaching and non-teaching staff against COVID-19 by September 5 and is working towards reopening schools. would be the first step.

Speaking to reporters in Jalna, the minister said that a special drive was being run for this, adding that a state task force was of the view to reopen schools in districts where there were no positive cases. can go.

He said the state government is being cautious because of the upcoming festive season for Kerala, where 31,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in a single day after Onam celebrations.

The state recorded 4,666 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, taking its tally to 64,56,939, while 131 deaths took the toll to 1,37,157, the health department said.

A total of 3,510 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the state’s total number of cured patients to 62,63,416.

Maharashtra has a recovery rate of 97 percent and a mortality rate of 2.12 percent.

At present there are 52,844 active cases.

So far 2,03,210 tests have been conducted for the detection of COVID-19 in the state, taking the total number of tests to 5,36,59,613.

Department Jalna, Akola, Yavatmal, Nagpur, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia district and Parbhani city did not report a single case of infection on Sunday, while Nagpur and Akola divisions of Vidarbha region did not have any deaths due to the virus during the day. said.

Mumbai city reported 345 new cases and two deaths.

With this, the caseload in the city rose to 7,43,499 and the death toll rose to 15,974.

The Mumbai region reported 845 cases and 11 deaths during the day, taking its total tally to 16,62,394 and 34,976 deaths.

Nashik division reported 828 cases, including 716 in Ahmednagar district, while 1,908 cases were reported in Pune division, including 406 in Satara, 505 in Solapur, 579 in Pune district.

815 cases were registered in Kolhapur division, 419 in Sangli district, 58 in Aurangabad division, 174 in Latur division, 28 in Akola division and 10 in Nagpur division.

Maharashtra’s coronavirus figures are as follows: positive cases 64,56,939, death toll 1,37,157, active cases 52,844, recoveries 62,63,416, total number of tests 5,36,59,613, tests 2,03,210 today.

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