Covaxin dosages are in short supply in Maharashtra, according to state Health Minister Rajesh Tope

by Web Desk | Published: 13 Jan 2022

Maharashtra is currently experiencing a shortage of Covaxin-COVID-19 vaccine due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and the start of a vaccination push for prophylactic dose for senior residents, frontline workers, and doctors, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday. "Covaxin is in scarce supply in Maharashtra. We're getting calls from district officials about this. We demanded 50 lakh doses of Covishield and 40 lakh doses of Covaxin in the VC with the Union health minister to increase vaccination coverage” stated Tope. 


On Wednesday, Maharashtra vaccinated 14,08,96,908 people against the COVID-19 virus. Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 46,723 new COVID-19 instances on Wednesday, January 12, bringing the total number of active cases to 2,40,122. In addition, 32 COVID-19 deaths were reported during the day, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,41,701. In one day, 28,041 patients were discharged, bringing the total to 66,49,111. The state's recovery rate is 94.52 percent. The state's case fatality rate is 2.01 percent.


Meanwhile, on Wednesday, 86 additional instances of the Omicron coronavirus were discovered in Maharashtra. The overall number of Omicron-infected patients in the state now stands at 1367. A total of 734 cases were released due to a negative RT-PCR result. Maharashtra has emerged as the "state of worry," with 2,06,046 current COVID-19 cases and a weekly positive rate of 21.39 percent. The state government, led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, acknowledged that the situation was concerning and chose to focus on tracking, tracing, testing, and immunisation, as well as the stringent enforcement of crowd-control measures.


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