Maha to start home vaccination for bedridden people on trial basis; won't wait for Centre's nod: Govt to HC
The Bombay HC also said the state government can go ahead with its home vaccination drive on an experimental basis and need not wait for orders from the court.
Maharashtra had constituted a special task force comprising experts and stakeholders to come up with such a policy, the state's counsel, Geeta Shastri
Till 20 June, 2,76,99,419 people were inoculated against COVID-19 in Maharashtra, according to the health department.
As many as 15,176 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recovered cases to 56,69,179, a statement from the health department said.
Mumbai reported 695 cases and 19 deaths during the day, which took its tally to 7,15,660 and death toll to 15,183.
The all-India average mortality is 1.17 per cent, as against a global mortality rate of 2.08 per cent.
The woman, hailing from Darsheth village, gave birth to the child at a private nursing home in Palghar town.
CM Uddhav Thackeray said the state needs to become self- sufficient in oxygen production to beat the second wave of COVID-19.
The social justice minister contended that media persons have been risking their lives while reporting about the present situation and spreading awareness among people.
Restrictions on travelling in local trains to continue due to Covid-19: Maharashtra govt tells Bombay HC
The bench also noted the petitioner had not produced any documentary evidence to show that staff of nationalised banks is permitted to use local trains and dismissed the plea.
More than 1.30 lakh minors in the state have been infected by coronavirus during the second wave which began around February 15, as per official data.
CM Uddhav said the people of the state, where lockdown-like curbs are in place to stem the infection spread, should not become complacent just because there is a downward trend in coronavirus cases.
Maharashtra's COVID-19 recovery rate currently stood at 85.32 per cent, while the fatality rate was 1.49 per cent, he said.
In the last 24 hours, only 23,542 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city, taking the number of samples examined so far to 55,13,783, the data showed.
With 567 more patients succumbing to the viral infection, the overall toll mounted to 70,851, the Maharashtra health department said.