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COVID-19 cases declined in Mumbai

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Municipal workers sanitize at platform at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in the view of rising number of COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai. | Image Courtesy: PTI Photo

With lockdown, vaccination drive and stringent rules, Maharashtra government is able to control COVID-19 cases. The cases are reducing day by day in the state. Maharashtra reported 67,160 cases of COVID-19 disease and 676 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health bulletin on Saturday. With this, the total active cases in the state reached 6,94,480. As many as 63,928 people have died due to the virus in the state so far.

Maharashtra, which continues to be the worst-hit state by the pandemic, now has 42,28,836 infections in total and 34,68,610 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

The Central government has approved the supply of 4,35,000 vials of Remdesivir to Maharashtra till April 30th. Meanwhile, the vaccination drive is going smoothly in the state. Above all Serum Institute of India (SII) has assured Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray of ‘maximum support’ in vaccinating the people in the state at the earliest, chief minister’s office (CMO) said on Saturday.

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country with 6,94,480 active cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now seeing a dip in the cases.

To curb this surge, the Centre has asked states to ramp up their vaccination drive and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has on several occasions reiterated the need to spread awareness among the masses and ensure people get both their doses of the vaccine. May 1 onwards, everyone above the age of 18 will be considered eligible for getting a vaccination.

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