Fresh Covid cases in Maharashtra below 1,000; Emphasis on districts to promote vaccination Thane News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Even as the fresh detection of Covid-19 in the state remained below 1,000 for the second day in a row, Many districts are taking steps to promote vaccination.
The Palghar district administration has decided to distribute additional funds to those gram panchayats that vaccinate their entire population with both doses by December 31. This decision was taken on Thursday in a meeting of the District Planning Committee under the chairmanship of Guardian Minister Dadaji Bhuse. The committee approved an annual plan of Rs 405.2 crore for the district for 2021-22. The released data showed that 28 lakh doses have been given till Wednesday and eight lakh people have received both the doses.
whereas Maharashtra With 906 cases and 15 deaths reported on Friday, taking the cumulative tally to around 66.3 lakh and the toll to 1.4 lakh, Mumbai recorded less than 300 cases for the ninth day in a row. On Friday, the city added 231 cases, taking the total caseload to 7.6 lakh. With two deaths on Friday, the city’s toll touched 16,302 since March 2020. A BMC official said that there is a lull in the Covid pandemic at the moment, but as there are some deaths every day, the infection is clearly still around. ,
Of the city’s 17,433 COVID beds, only 1,192 (6.9%) are currently full and out of 2,122 ICU beds, 361 (17%) are full. As per the latest BMC dashboard, there are 259 critical patients in Mumbai.