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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Rupsa Chakraborty


Weekly Covid positivity rate remains above 20 pc in 22 districts in Maharashtra
Tue, Jan 25, 2022

🔴 After recording the peak of 20,971 cases on January 7, the daily cases in Mumbai have gradually dropped to 2,550 on January 23.

Death during child birth: At Mumbai’s M-East, maternal health takes a beating
Mon, Jan 24, 2022

One of the biggest worldwide public health triumphs in recent years has been the reduction in maternal mortality.

A Letter From Malgaon village, Shahade taluka, Maharashtra: The shots in the dark
Sun, Jan 23, 2022

🔴 Vaccine hesitancy, loadshedding, busy farmers, long distances — vaccinators are up against many odds in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar. But they are hoping to pull the tribal district up from its trailing numbers

Maharashtra: Vaccination coverage of teens at 45%, many districts lag behind
Sat, Jan 22, 2022

🔴 In Maharashtra, out of the 60.63 lakh children in the age group of 15-18 years, 28.26 lakh of them have taken the first dose.

Maharashtra: Patients line up for S-gene tests at pvt labs; 45-64% samples positive
Fri, Jan 21, 2022

🔴 The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that due to multiple mutations, the S-gene is not present in the Omicron variant. So, missing S-gene is one of the indicators of this variant.

Metros show gender gap in Covid-19 vaccination, more men get jabbed
Thu, Jan 20, 2022

🔴 Until January 18, Mumbai saw 1.10 crore men getting vaccinated against 76.98 lakh women, a ratio of 694 women for every 1,000 men. This is sharply lower than the city’s Census sex ratio of 832.

TB detection in Mumbai improves in 2021 after pandemic-induced setback in 2020
Thu, Jan 20, 2022

🔴 Detection of TB cases had fallen by nearly 28 per cent in 2020 with only 43,464 people identified with the illness as compared to 2019 when a total of 60,597 TB patients were detected in Mumbai.

Mumbai’s test positivity rate drops to 10% but other districts a cause for concern
Thu, Jan 20, 2022

🔴 Maharashtra records 43,697 Covid-19 cases with 20.66% TPR

One-third of claims duplicate, say authorities as number of compensation pleas exceeds state’s official Covid death toll
Wed, Jan 19, 2022

An official from the state relief and rehabilitation department said, “Nearly 30 per cent of the total applications are duplications."

23 districts in Maharashtra record seven-day positivity rate above 10 per cent
Tue, Jan 18, 2022

The daily count began plateauing in Mumbai on January 12. With this, public health experts assumed that the state’s tally would also drop, but the more transmissible third wave has already spread to other major cities and neighbouring rural districts.

‘I am still alive and able to treat Covid patients daily because of the vaccine’
Mon, Jan 17, 2022

🔴 Despite wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) round-the-clock, several physicians around him contracted Covid-19 on the line of duty.

‘No longer scared’: One year since Day 1, Shot 1
Mon, Jan 17, 2022

🔴 On January 16, 2021, more than three months before the devastating second wave, when vaccinating the entire population looked more in the realm of fancy, they were among the 48,276 persons who got the first weapon against the pandemic

Covid cases drop, Mumbai sees highest 1-day fatality since July
Sun, Jan 16, 2022

The data from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also shows that 38 or 80% of the deceased patients had comorbidities which deteriorated their infection.

At 14.29 crore doses, state ranks second in country in vaccination coverage
Sun, Jan 16, 2022

On January 16, 2021, the state had started vaccination drive for healthcare workers in around 300 centres. Gradually, in the last 12 months, the service has been extended to people above 15 years. The number of vaccination centres has increased to nearly 8,000.

11,317 new cases in Mumbai, positivity rate drops to 20%
Sat, Jan 15, 2022

Mumbai is currently going through the peak and it is expected that the cases will drop further,” said Dr Shashank Joshi, a member of the state Covid-19 task force.

While Mumbai Covid numbers drop, Maharashtra reports over 46k cases again
Fri, Jan 14, 2022

A day ago, Mumbai registered 16,420 new infections, which was 41% more than that of Tuesday. The test positivity rate —the ratio of tests returning positive — fell to 21.73% from 24.38%.

Mumbai: 154% spike in cases among fully vaccinated hints at weak antibody
Thu, Jan 13, 2022

Data sourced from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) shows that while breakthrough infections among fully vaccinated beneficiaries stood at 15,565 between February 1 and November 7, the numbers jumped to 40,536 as on January 4, 2022 – 154 per cent rise in two months.

After dip for four days, Covid-19 cases surge in Mumbai; positivity rate up to 24.3%
Thu, Jan 13, 2022

While Mumbai saw a big surge in new cases with the city recording 16,420 fresh infections, Maharashtra reported 46,723 new infections.

19 lakh Covaxin vials in stock, Maharashtra fears of shortage in 2-3 days
Thu, Jan 13, 2022

On January 3, the state had received 10 lakh Covaxin doses from the Centre.

Maharashtra: Booster shots get lukewarm response from frontliners
Thu, Jan 13, 2022

On January 10, under the national immunisation programme, the state had started administering booster shots or precautionary doses as named by the Union government. In the first two days, only 56,464 healthcare workers and 28,119 frontline workers, got the booster shots.

Mumbai records 11,647 fresh Covid-19 cases, 4th straight day of fall
Wed, Jan 12, 2022

The daily Covid cases in Maharashtra however increased marginally to 34,424 from 33,470 recorded on Monday.

One-year of vaccination: Vaccinated patients account for 6% of 4,575 Covid deaths in over 11 months
Wed, Jan 12, 2022

🔴 The remaining 6 per cent or 255 patients who lost their lives to Covid-19 were vaccinated and they are categorised as breakthrough infection deaths – where a patient contracts Covid-19 after getting partially or fully vaccinated against SARS-Cov-2 and succumbs to the infection.

BMC gives nod to hold vaccination camps for children inside schools and colleges
Wed, Jan 12, 2022

🔴 Mumbai has 6,12,461 eligible children for vaccination (between the age group of 15 to 18 years). But only 83,934 of them have taken the first dose since the start of the campaign on January 3. The city ranks 34th in Maharashtra for having one of the lowest vaccine coverage among children.

Daily Covid tally drops sharply in Mumbai; 13,468 cases recorded
Tue, Jan 11, 2022

While some experts are hopeful that the low numbers were reflective of a probable plateauing of cases in the city, another section believes that the low numbers are due to the “Sunday effect” when testings are fewer and RT-PCR reports come after 24 hours.

‘Dropout kids’ left out as Palghar scrambles to meet vaccine targets
Tue, Jan 11, 2022

🔴 Around seven families with fifty individuals live in makeshift huts surrounding the kiln. Of the nine children in the age group of 15-18 years, eligible for Covid vaccination, none is inoculated.