Mumbai, February 2 – A major decline in Covid-19 numbers has been witnessed in Mumbai. On February 1, Mumbai recorded 328 new Covid-19 cases. The number of deaths recorded was 8.
Total active Covid-19 patients reported in the city are 5,656. The recovery rate stands at 94%
While the active containment zones in the city are now 192 in number, the count of active sealed buildings is 2,022.
The city has also received a boost in its vaccination drive. On February 1, the city achieved a whopping 93.4% target of the vaccination drive with 7,707 beneficiaries. While 8,250 beneficiaries were expected, 7,707 turned up for immunisation.
The highest turn up was seen at BDBA Hospital (1,078), Rajawadi (1,263), BKC Jumbo (952), and BYL Nair (942). With 351 beneficiaries, Sion Hospital recorded the lowest count among the BMC hospitals. However, the state-run JJ Hospital which has been under controversy over administering Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin recorded 71 beneficiaries.
The residents of the state-run hospital had been complaining that they were not given a vaccine choice and that there were many who preferred Serum Institute’s Covishield over Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
Currently, Phase 1 of the vaccination Drive is underway in Mumbai for which the BMC has received 1.75 lakh registrations. BMC has decided that it will simultaneously conduct the Phase 1 and 2 vaccination drive once it gets a go-ahead from the Central Government.
Coronavirus vaccination was given to 77 per cent of health workers through 531 centers in the state.
The highest number of vaccinations in the state was in Mumbai suburban district followed by Amravati, Pune, Dhule and Wardha districts with more than 95 per cent vaccinations. So far 3,09,846 employees have been vaccinated in the state.
Covaxin is being given at six places in the state. Of these, 112 people were vaccinated in the Amravati district, 75 in Aurangabad, 71 in Mumbai, 59 in Pune, 143 in Nagpur and 11 in Solapur.