No COVID-19 Casualty In Maharashtra On Sunday After A Month

It was the first time since June 10 that Maharashtra registered zero coronavirus deaths.

No COVID-19 Casualty In Maharashtra On Sunday After A Month

On Sunday, July 10, Maharashtra did not report a single fatality due to COVID-19 after a month. Further, the daily numbers also fell in the state as well as in Mumbai on Sunday. It was the first time since June 10 that Maharashtra registered zero coronavirus deaths, reports stated. 

According to accounts, Maharashtra has reported 116 deaths since June. Further, on Sunday, it witnessed 2,591 new cases of the novel virus. This is reported to be the fourth consecutive day of registering under 3,000 cases. The state's overall COVID-19 tally has breached 80 lakh of which 11.1 lakh have been from Mumbai. 

On the other hand, Mumbai registered 399 cases which are the city's second consecutive day of registering under 500 cases in a 24-hour span. 

Further, narratives suggest that nearly 95 per cent of individuals who succumbed to coronavirus in the prevalent surge had one or more comorbidities. These findings reportedly come from an analysis of almost 60 coronavirus deaths in Mumbai since June. 

Based on accounts, in the past 40 days, the city registered 58 COVID-19 deaths. Moreover, civic data brings to light that 74 per cent which is 43 of the 58 deceased were senior citizens. 

Additionally, India reported16,678 fresh COVID-19 cases, 14,629 recoveries and 26 deaths in the past 24 hours. With these updates in numbers, the active cases stand at 1,30,713, while the daily positivity rate is at 5.99 per cent. 

For those unversed, the Central Health Ministry recently reduced the gap between the second and precautionary dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 to six months from nine months. Speaking about this to Mumbai LiveDr Sulaiman Ladhani, Consulting Chest Physician, Masina Hospital, Mumbai, said, "The idea behind reducing booster dose period by the government is to protect the vulnerable groups because it was found that the antibodies start to decrease after three to four months and the vulnerable groups become more prone to infections. The newer variants are far more infective and cause immune escape and the vaccines may not be 100 per cent effective against them, but giving them earlier may offer them a chance of prevention of severe diseases and hospitalization, especially the vulnerable groups and frontline workers, senior citizens, people who have co-morbidities and other underlying illnesses."

The medical expert added, "The idea behind reducing the gap is to protect them from severe illness and ensure them that they are not hospitalised. But still, in the prevention of COVID-19, the gold standard still remains to mask yourself, especially when you are in public places or going in crowded areas, especially for the vulnerable groups, sanitize your hands and get a booster shot. Even the younger people are prone but they have the asymptomatic disease but they can pass it on to other vulnerable people."

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