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Mumbai's 1st drive-in vaccination centre opens in Dadar for citizens over 45 & the specially-abled

The operations of Mumbai's first drive-in vaccination centre commenced today at the multi-storey Kohinoor parking lot, on JK Sawant Marg near Shivaji Park, in Dadar West. This vaccination centre has been set up especially for citizens above 45 years of age and the differently-abled, who have trouble waiting in lines. The facility holds the ability to cater to 5,000 people a day, as it contains a total of 7 vaccination booths out of which 2 booths are reserved for drive-ins, reportedly.

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Mumbai & other Maha districts ensure careful planning ahead of possible 'third COVID wave'

The daily surge of COVID-19 in Mumbai has been neutralised and arrested to an effective extent by the means of strict curfew restrictions. In the last 24 hours, about 4,174 new cases were reported here and recoveries logged in a higher tally, at 4,790, bringing some respite from the pandemic horror. As of now, the total aggregate load stands at 6,55,583 in Mumbai out of which, around 5,62,738 have recovered. The active cases, on the other hand, stand at 67,255 as per the reports of the Health Department.

At the state level, around 66,159 cases were detected on Thursday, pushing the aggregate count to tick up to 45,39,553 confirmed infections. Owing to its 83.7% recovery, Maharashtra is currently nursing 6,70,301 (14.8%) active cases. The death toll stands at 67,985 fatalities.

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All MCGM & Govt COVID vaccine centres in Mumbai to restart vaccination drive with replenished stocks

As per an announcement of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the COVID vaccination drive is set to resume in full force across the Mumbai metropolis. With restocked inventories, all government and MCGM inoculation centres will be functional today, post 12 noon. The BMC welcomed a new batch of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday and reportedly, these will not be made available at the private vaccination centres here.

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Mumbai reports 7192 fresh COVID-19 detections in the last 24 hours

The COVID-19 scare continues to haunt Mumbai as fresh tallies rose to 7,192 cases on Tuesday. While a marginal dip has been witnessed in the daily caseload since April 17, the virus growth rate has been pegged at 1.46% here. Additionally, a relatively lower recovery rate of 83% has led to a relentless active load of 82,671 cases across the city. So far, the Maximum City has reported over 5.9 lakh coronavirus cases, emerging as one of the worst affected districts in the country.

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Only 58 frontline workers turn up for COVID vaccination in Mumbai; 54% target achieved on Thursday

The COVID vaccination drive in Mumbai and Maharashtra witnessed a low count on Thursday with a considerable drop in the target-achievement. Though several parts of the state including Mumbai have flagged off the immunisation of frontline workers, a general hesitancy and Co-win app setbacks reduced the pace of the vaccination drive. While Maharashtra vaccinated 57% of the target on Thursday, the island city could jab about 54% beneficiaries, including only 58 frontline workers.

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