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Mumbai reports 10,661 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

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Continuing the alarming surge in Mumbai, 10,661 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday while 11 patients succumbed to the lethal virus, officials said.On Friday, Maharashtra had reported 43,211 new Covid-19 cases with 11,317 infections being registered in the financial capital.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the Centre should think about enforcing mandatory Covid-19 vaccination to tide over hesitancy among a segment of people.

The state has reported 238 new cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus, raising their overall count to 1,605, a health department official said. Maharashtra’s positivity rate is 21.13 per cent, the official said.

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India reports 16,299 new Covid cases, 53 deaths

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 In the last 24 hours, India reported 16,299 new Covid-19 cases and 53 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

With the latest fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 5,26,879.

The active caseload has declined to 1,25,076, accounting for 0.28 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,431 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,55,041. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.53 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate also declined to 4.58 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.85 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,56,153 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.92 crore.

As of Thursday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.29 crore, achieved via 2,75,36,174 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India logs 16,047 fresh Covid cases, 54 deaths

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 India on Wednesday witnessed a rise in Covid cases with 16,047 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, against previous day’s 12,751 count, Union Health Ministry said.

In the same period, 54 more deaths took the nationwide death toll to 5,26,826.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has marginally declined to 1,28,261 cases, accounting for 0.29 per cent of the total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,539 patients took the cumulative tally to 4,35,35,610. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.52 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has also risen to 4.94 per cent, while the Weekly Positivity Rate also stands at 4.90 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,25,081 tests were conducted increasing the overall tally to over 87.88 crore.

As of this morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.03 crore, achieved via 2,74,83,097 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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Gujarat: 2 die, many injured as Tazia comes in contact with high-tension power line

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 Two persons died and several others of a Tazia procession were injured after they came in contact with 66 KV live wire in this city of Gujarat early Tuesday.

The injured are undergoing treatment at G G hospital and other private hospitals where the condition of one is stated to be critical.

Jamnagar Deputy Superintendent of Police J.N. Zala told IANS: “The Tazia procession was passing through Dharar nagar-2, when the accident occurred. It was too tall and over head a 66 KV power supply was passing. Though the Tazia organisers were using long bamboos to ensure that Tazia does not come in contact with the live wire, but at one place they failed and Tazia came in contact with the live wire. All those who were close to Tazia or pulling the cart came in contact with the power supply and suffered injuries.”

While two persons died on the spot, around 15 to 20 were injured of which one is stated to be critical.

Two persons who died have been identified as Aasif Malik and Mohammad Vahid. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

Police have registered a case of accidental death.

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