Maharashtra reports 58,924 new COVID-19 cases, 52,412 recoveries

351 succumb to virus taking death toll to 60,824; active case tally crosses 6.76 lakh While Maharashtra reported a spike of 58,924 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the surge was tempered by a relatively robust number of recoveries as 52,412 patients were discharged across the State. The State’s active case tally climbed to 6,76,520 while … Read more Maharashtra reports 58,924 new COVID-19 cases, 52,412 recoveries

BJP, MVA govt. squabble over supply of Remdesivir

Congress objects to Fadnavis’s defence of Daman-based pharmaceutical company director questioned by police for allegedly hoarding the drug for export As Maharashtra sinks into a medical abyss amid unprecedented case surges, its politicians refuse to desist from slanging matches over the alleged shortage of Remdesivir and oxygen supply. On Saturday night, Bharatiya Janata Party Leaders … Read more BJP, MVA govt. squabble over supply of Remdesivir

BJP, MVA govt. squabble over supply of Remdesivir

Congress objects to Fadnavis’s defence of Daman-based pharmaceutical company director questioned by police for allegedly hoarding the drug for export As Maharashtra sinks into a medical abyss amid unprecedented case surges, its politicians refuse to desist from slanging matches over the alleged shortage of Remdesivir and oxygen supply. On Saturday night, Bharatiya Janata Party Leaders … Read more BJP, MVA govt. squabble over supply of Remdesivir

Amid Maharashtra’s doctor shortage, Pune Rural authorities innovate to attract trained medical minds

16,000 frontline warriors have contributed a day’s pay to incentivise salaries of soon-to-be-recruited doctors With district authorities scrambling to find trained healthcare staff amid the second wave of COVID-19 in Maharashtra, the Pune Rural administration has come up with an innovative solution to attract the best doctors across the country. Pune, the worst-hit district in … Read more Amid Maharashtra’s doctor shortage, Pune Rural authorities innovate to attract trained medical minds

Data | India accounts for 6% of the world’s COVID-19 cases registered in April

In India, Maharashtra continues to bear the brunt both in terms of cases and deaths In April, 6% of global COVID-19 cases were from India, six times more than the share in February. Also, in April, 2% of global COVID-19-related deaths were from India, again over six times more than the share in February. India’s … Read more Data | India accounts for 6% of the world’s COVID-19 cases registered in April

Data | COVID-19 vaccination rate picks up significantly in the first ten days of April in India

Tamil Nadu is one of the few major States that recorded a decrease in vaccination rate between April 1 and 10 compared to March 21 and 30 The rate of COVID-19 vaccinations in India picked up significantly between April 1 and 10. From over 1.8 million average target doses in the last ten days of … Read more Data | COVID-19 vaccination rate picks up significantly in the first ten days of April in India

Data | Dissecting India’s second COVID-19 wave

Since April 3, India has been consistently recording the highest number of daily cases globally, surpassing the U.S. and Brazil on an average The second wave of COVID-19 in India appears to be ascending faster than the first wave that peaked in mid-September last year. It is crucial to note that the number of COVID-19 … Read more Data | Dissecting India’s second COVID-19 wave

Jewellers urge CM to allow operations on festival days

Jewellers and restaurant and mall owners have urged the State government to relax the restrictions imposed in view of the rising COVID-19 cases to protect jobs and ensure livelihood for millions. The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) on Thursday wrote to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urging him to allow jewellers to operate … Read more Jewellers urge CM to allow operations on festival days

Congress, BJP engage in war of words over COVID-19 vaccine stock in Maharashtra

A day after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan accused the Maharashtra government of attempting to cover up its ‘failures’ by making misleading statements regarding COVID-19 vaccine availability, the Congress on Thursday hit out at Mr. Vardhan with Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee chief Nana Patole demanding that he apologise to the State. “Ever since the second … Read more Congress, BJP engage in war of words over COVID-19 vaccine stock in Maharashtra

Lockdown is not against anyone but to contain virus, Uddhav tells traders

Another delegation seeks Fadnavis’s intervention; hoteliers to stage silent protests today As retail traders and hoteliers across Maharashtra continue to oppose the State government restrictions, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that the lockdown was not against anyone but part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, and everyone would have to adhere … Read more Lockdown is not against anyone but to contain virus, Uddhav tells traders