Vaccination coverage: Mumbai, Pune top the list with most people yet to take second dose
Nearly 1.43 crore beneficiaries are yet to receive the second Covishield vaccine while 32.93 lakh beneficiaries are yet to receive the second Covaxin vaccine in Maharashtra, according to a report from the health department of India. ‘State.
Mumbai, Pune and Thane top the list of districts with the highest number of people yet to receive the second dose of these vaccines.
Dr Pradeep Vyas, Additional Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, told The Indian Express that the state government has taken adequate steps to inform people about the benefits of completing their vaccinations. “Coaxing them and informing them of the benefits of completing their vaccinations has been done,” Dr. Vyas said.
Overall, 16.56 crore vaccine doses were administered statewide.
At least 92% of beneficiaries over the age of 18 received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 64% of beneficiaries in the 15-18 age group received the first vaccine.
According to the report, almost 56% of beneficiaries in the 12-14 age group received the first vaccine against Covid-19.
In Pune, a total of 14.48 lakh beneficiaries are yet to receive the second Covishield vaccine, followed by 9.35 lakh in Thane and 9.09 lakh in Mumbai.
In Nagpur, almost 8.7 lakh beneficiaries are yet to take the second dose of Covishield vaccine.
For the Covaxin vaccine in Pune, there are up to 2.48 lakh recipients who did not take the second vaccine.
As many as 1.75 lakh beneficiaries are yet to take the second shot of Covaxin in Mumbai while there are more than one lakh beneficiaries each in at least 11 districts who have not taken the second shot of Covaxin .
Meanwhile, 24.58 lakh precautionary doses have been administered across the state and more than 15 lakh in the 60+ age group.
According to the state health department report, up to 1.45 lakh beneficiaries in the age bracket of 15 to 59 have also received the booster.
Pune and Mumbai are among the five districts with a higher weekly Covid positivity rate
Over the past week, five districts including Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Raigad and Ahmednagar have seen a 31.5% increase in new Covid-19 infections. As of May 11, there were 1,412 Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra and the state’s weekly Covid positivity rate is 1%.
Pune (1.65%) and Mumbai (1.79%) are among five districts with a weekly Covid positivity rate above the state average. Buldhana (2.23%), Aurangabad (2.12%) and Nanded (1%) also have a higher positivity rate.
Compared to 1,016 cases from April 27 to May 3, there were 1,337 new cases from May 4 to May 10, according to a state health department report that was presented Wednesday at the cabinet meeting of the state.
Against 637 new Covid-19 cases in Mumbai from April 27 to May 3, there were 844 Covid-19 cases in the week of May 4 to May 10. Pune also showed a gradual upward trend from 222 cases to 281 cases in the same time frame.