Mumbai: The COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the 18-44 age group in Maharashtra has been postponed. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday morning that the supply of vaccines in the state was not smooth.
During a conversation with the pediatricians, CM Thackeray said, “I hope that the production capacity of vaccines will increase from June, then we can run a 24-hour vaccination campaign in the state.”
The Center has claimed that over 1.90 crore vaccine doses (1,90,20,313) are still available with the states / UTs to be administered. It added that a dose of 40,650 vaccines is in the pipeline and will be delivered within the next three days.
More than 21.80 crore vaccine doses (21,80,51,890) have been provided to the States / UTs so far. Of this, the calculation was done on the basis of the average till 22 May, including the dissipation of 19,90,31,577 doses (according to the data available at 8 am today).
States such as Karnataka and the National Capital Territory of Delhi have also halted the campaign for the 18–44 vaccine group citing lack of vaccine supply.
The state health department said that meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 26,133 fresh Kovid-19 cases and 682 deaths on Saturday, bringing the state’s number to 55,53,225 and toll to 87,300.
With 40,294 patients discharged during the day, Maharashtra’s total recovery numbers rose to 51,11,095, leaving the state with 3,52,247 active cases, improving the case recovery rate to 92.04 percent, while the death rate rose. 1.57 percent.
At the same time, the case positivity rate has come down slightly to 16.97 percent.