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Of total COVID-19 deaths, 94% were unvaccinated : Mumbai Mayor

Even as the number of COVID-19 reported daily is going down, it is necessary that everyone should get vaccinated against the disease, added the Mayor.

Of total COVID-19 deaths, 94% were unvaccinated : Mumbai Mayor
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Amid rising concerns over new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar today, January 12, get themselves inoculated considering the severity of infection goes down with vaccination.

Pednekar, in a recorded video message issued by the mayor's office, also mentioned that 94 per cent of COVID-related deaths recorded since February 2021 have been among those who have not been unvaccinated.

"Everyone should get vaccinated. Be vaccinated. She also said that even if vaccinated people get infected, they develop mild synonyms,” Pednekar appealed to people.

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Even as the number of COVID-19 reported daily is going down, it is necessary that everyone should get vaccinated against the disease, added the Mayor.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, in the past 11 months, 6 per cent of the 4,575 which is 255 COVID-19 deaths in Mumbai were amongst those that had attained at least one dose of the vaccine against coronavirus, reports stated.

It was on January 16, 2021, that the vaccination campaign commenced. In Mumbai 4,575 COVID-19 deaths coronavirus deaths were recorded between February 1, 2021, and January 4, 2022. From these, 4,320 of the deceased were unvaccinated which is 94 per cent of the total COVID-19 deaths in Mumbai since the past 11 months.

As of January 11, 1.01 crore people have taken their first jab in Mumbai, 83 lakh are fully inoculated, while 25,242 have taken their precautionary doses.

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