Coronavirus | More COVID-19 vaccine vials required than those received: Maharashtra Health Minister

Maharashtra reports 3,556 fresh cases, 3,009 recoveries; death toll rises to 50,221 Maharashtra has so far received 9.83 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines — 9.63 lakh vials of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and 20,000 vials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — as against the requirement of 17.50 lakh doses in the first phase of inoculation, … Read more Coronavirus | More COVID-19 vaccine vials required than those received: Maharashtra Health Minister

More vials required than those received: Tope

Maharashtra reports 3,556 fresh cases, 3,009 recoveries; death toll rises to 50,221 Maharashtra has so far received 9.83 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines — 9.63 lakh vials of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and 20,000 vials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — as against the requirement of 17.50 lakh doses in the first phase of inoculation, … Read more More vials required than those received: Tope

Maharashtra reports more than 4,000 recoveries

Active cases drop to 52,288; death toll rises to 50,101; Mumbai adds 434 fresh cases After nearly a week of cases outpacing recoveries, Maharashtra witnessed a reverse trend yet again, reporting a robust 4,286 recoveries as opposed to 2,438 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The active cases have dipped to 52,288. The total case tally … Read more Maharashtra reports more than 4,000 recoveries

Uddhav instructs district administrations to provide proper information on bird flu

Appealing to people to desist from spreading rumours on H5N1 avian influenza which has been detected in some parts of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday directed the respective district administrations to communicate proper information to the public. Mr. Thackeray reviewed the bird flu situation along with State Animal Husbandry Minister Sunil Kedar, additional … Read more Uddhav instructs district administrations to provide proper information on bird flu

BJP leaders cry foul as Maharashtra scales down security

Security cover of former CM Devendra Fadnavis, MNS chief Raj Thackeray downgraded in revamp The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra has downgraded the security cover of a number of prominent opposition leaders, including BJP Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis and his family, former Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik, and … Read more BJP leaders cry foul as Maharashtra scales down security

Bhandara hospital fire: CM warns of action if negligence is found

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in which 10 newborn babies died in a hospital fire in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that orders had been given for conducting a safety and fire audit of all government hospitals across the State. Mr. Thackeray visited the Bhandara district general hospital … Read more Bhandara hospital fire: CM warns of action if negligence is found

Maharashtra’s death count nudges 50,000

Cases continued to outpace recoveries as Maharashtra on Friday reported 3,693 new COVID-19 cases as opposed to 2,890 patients being discharged. The active case tally rose further to 51,838. The total case tally has now reached 19,61,975. As many as 73 fatalities saw the death toll climb to 49,970. The cumulative recoveries stand at 18,58,999 … Read more Maharashtra’s death count nudges 50,000

Renaming row: CMO tweets Sambhajinagar yet again

Notwithstanding the objection raised by the Congress over using Sambhajinagar instead of Auranagabd in a government statement, the official Twitter account of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s office on Thursday posted two more tweets where the city was mentioned as Sambhajinagar. On Wednesday, State Congress president and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat lashed out at the Director … Read more Renaming row: CMO tweets Sambhajinagar yet again

Data | Floods, droughts, and cyclones have become more frequent in India since 2000

Before 2005, eight districts were affected by cyclones annually on an average. This figure increased to 28 after 2005 Extreme climate events have increased significantly across India since the turn of the millenium, according to a recent report. Floods, droughts, and cyclones have become increasingly common in many regions across India’s diverse climatic zones. Worryingly, … Read more Data | Floods, droughts, and cyclones have become more frequent in India since 2000

Data | U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus spreads at least 50% faster than old variants

Between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5, the country registered over 800 new cases per million people on an average — the world’s highest Studies suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01, or the ‘U.K. strain’ of the novel coronavirus, could be 50 to 75% more transmissible than the usual or older variants. Due to the increase … Read more Data | U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus spreads at least 50% faster than old variants