The virus claimed the lives of two persons, which took the death toll to 1,266, the official said.
Doctors are seeing a new addition to Covid-19 complications – the Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare disease where the immune system attacks the nerves.
95 per cent of centres offer only Covishield, say health officials
State Immunisation Officer Dr Rajendra Borkar told reporters that aspirants will have to carry Aadhaar card or any other government proof of identity for vaccination.
The positivity rate of private labs was 18.76 per cent compared to 12.61 per cent for government ones, with a possible reason being the former deploying more rapid antigen test kits.
Stating that WHO has set a benchmark for how much diagnostics in testing was enough, she said if the positivity rate (of a disease) was five per cent or more, it means you should be testing more.
Delhi set for roll-out of second phase of vaccination; private hospitals identified for delivering jabs
In the second phase, people aged above 60 years and those over 45 with comorbidities will be vaccinated.
More than 8,000 COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra for fourth straight day; lockdown extended in Amravati
These cities in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have reported a spike in the cases of COVID-19 in the last one week.
Both the matches will now be held behind closed doors, the country's cricket board (NZC) said on Saturday.
Official sources said all the affected students belonged to one hostel and one of them has been admitted to the COVID-19 hospital at the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
There was some doubts that three ODIs will be shifted elsewhere but after a meeting between CM Uddhav Thackeray and MCA president Vikas Kakatkar, the permission for the games were obtained.
The country of almost 59 million people, which has seen nearly 50,000 succumb to the virus, has been widely criticised for a slow procurement of vaccines and lack of strategy.
As many as 16,488 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. 85.75 per cent of the new cases are from six states and union territories.
As per the agreement between manufacturers, representatives of private hospitals and the government, vaccine makers will get Rs 150 per jab while hospitals will earn Rs 100 per shot
Varsha Gaikwad also denied reports that Std 10th examination has been canceled due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the state.