Maharashtra Sets Record In Fully Vaccinating 1 crore People

Over 1 cr people in Maharashtra have been fully inoculated against the coronavirus.

Maharashtra Sets Record In Fully Vaccinating 1 crore People

In the battle against the coronavirus, Maharashtra has set a record by fully vaccinating over 1 crore people, against the virus. It is the first state in the country to achieve this feat. On Monday, 1,00,99,524 people in the state were fully inoculated, when on the other hand, 2.15 cr have managed to get their first doses.

Since the nationwide drive commenced on January 16, Maharashtra has managed to give 4.17 cr doses. Owing to this commendable achievement, both Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Health Minister Rajesh Tope have appreciated the efforts made by the state.

Dr Pradeep Vyas, Additional Chief Secretary of Health is said to have elaborated on how the impetus of this drive is dependent on the number of doses the state receives. According to him, post-Monday, there are currently over 16 lakh doses available.

The age group above 45 has been given the highest vaccination. In this age bracket, 74.28 lakh people have received both doses and 1.01 crore people have got their first dose. On the other hand, in the 18-44 age group, 4.5 lakh have received both jabs, whilst 99.56 lakh have received their first.

With Mumbai reporting 299 cases on 26 July 2021, there has been a growing demand from the citizens to open the city. Additionally, people are pressing for the resumption of local train services for those fully vaccinated.  

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