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Locality in Navi Mumbai's Turbhe becomes free of coronavirus

On Wednesday, January 20, Indira Nagar area in Navi Mumbai which had just seven active cases in January, all recovered from COVID-19.

Locality in Navi Mumbai's Turbhe becomes free of coronavirus
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In recent developments, the Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward has become the first area in Navi Mumbai to become completely free of the coronavirus.

According to reports, earlier on Wednesday, January 20, Indira Nagar which had just seven active cases in January, all recovered from COVID-19. Moreover, as a result of intensive contract tracing, enrolling local leaders, social workers and general practitioners etc. have helped reduce the number of positive cases, as reported by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC).

Meanwhile, the Indira Nagar area has reported 13 deaths so far due to COVID-19. However, there was not a single death after the month of June last year. Moreover, Medical officer Maithili Shinde, in-charge of Indira Nagar Health Centre, speaking about the recoveries informed that her team made sure that at least 20 contacts of every positive patient were traced and quarantined.

On the other hand, as many as 99,242 health workers have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Maharashtra since the drive was launched on January 16. Moreover, the state government has now decided to conduct the exercise on five days per week beginning January 25 to cover more beneficiaries quickly.

In the past, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope had asserted that the plan was to vaccinate only 50 per cent healthcare workers because Maharashtra got less than eight lakh dosages, with a 10 per cent wastage risk. Meanwhile, in the Nashik district, a total of 1,171 health workers of the targeted 1,300 received the COVID-19 jabs on Saturday, January 23, at 13 centres.

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