COVID vaccination in Mumbai continues today at 5 centres for citizens aged 18-44

So far, 24,76,096 people have been vaccinated in Mumbai, since the beginning of the nationwide COVID inoculation drive.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday, announced that the COVID vaccination drive will run uninhibited for people aged between 18 to 44 years. In a tweet, the civic body has circulated a reminder for all registered beneficiaries to carry their identity proofs to the inoculation centres, reiterating that walk-ins and on spot registration are not permitted. Meanwhile, the drive will continue to remain suspended for people aged over 45 years, the BMC added.

Phase 3 COVID vaccination drive in Mumbai

Amid a shortage of vaccine doses in Mumbai, the BMC has suspended the vaccination programme for people aged over 45 years, even as phase 3 beneficiaries i.e, adults up to 44 years are permitted to get the COVID jab on prior registration. Earlier also, the BMC had suspended the drive for the same age group from April 30 to May 2.

On Sunday, the phase 3 vaccination was conducted at 5 centres and around 2,427 people have been administered the COVID shot. (18 to 44 age bracket). Reportedly, 3,419 people have benefited from the vaccine drive in the last two days and this number is set to rise as all slots have already been booked for Monday as announced by BMC.

COVID vaccination drive will extend from 9 AM to 5 PM today at Nair Hospital in Mumbai Central, Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, BKC Jumbo Covid Centre, Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri East and Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle. So far, 24,76,096 people have been vaccinated in Mumbai, since the beginning of the nationwide COVID inoculation drive on January 16.

Mumbai COVID update

On Sunday, coronavirus fresh tallies dipped to 3,629, the lowest tally of the week. Recoveries, on the other hand, surged over new cases at 5,412 strengthening healing trends here. The active load now stands at 61,436 cases while the total caseload is marked at 6,55,997 cases.

According to the health department reports, Mumbai has logged in a 1.5% case fatality ratio, resulting in 79 virus-related deaths on Sunday. Reportedly, Mumbai has recorded 13,294 deaths since the pandemic outbreak, the highest number across Maharashtra.

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