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Maharashtra Records 47,827 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hrs, Mumbai Sees 8,844 Infections

A medic takes swab sample from a person  for COVID-19 test amid surge in coronavirus cases, in Thane. (PTI Photo)

A medic takes swab sample from a person for COVID-19 test amid surge in coronavirus cases, in Thane. (PTI Photo)

Maharashtra on Friday reported 47,827 fresh coronavirus positive cases, with Mumbai seeing 8,844, Pune 4,766 and Nagpur 3,004 cases in 24 hours.

Maharashtra on Friday reported 47,827 fresh coronavirus positive cases, with Mumbai seeing 8,844, Pune 4,766 and Nagpur 3,004 cases in 24 hours.

Over three lakh people were vaccinated against Covid-19 in Maharashtra on Thursday, which took the number of such beneficiaries in the state to over 65 lakh, an official said. “This is the highest vaccination figure Maharashtra has ever achieved in a day. The state has set up 3,295 centres to carry out vaccination at mass level,” the official from state health department said.

The state on Thursday started giving vaccine to the people above 45 years of age. Up to Wednesday, only healthcare workers, frontline workers, senior citizens and people above 45 years of age but with co-morbidities were being given the vaccines.

“Pune district ranked first with the vaccination of 57,000 people on the very first day of the drive. In Mumbai, over 50,000 people got the vaccine, ” he added.

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first published:April 02, 2021, 21:26 IST