Only 4 Maha dists may reach 100% 1-dose target by yr-end
The Times of India Mumbai|December 20, 2021
Sindhudurg And Bhandara Could Join Mum, Pune
Sumitra Deb Roy

Mumbai: Fewer than five of the 36 districts in Maharashtra would be able to achieve 100% first-dose vaccination coverage against Covid-19 before the end of the year. The state has given a single shot to 86% of its population, but 22 districts are below that average.

Mumbai (106%) and Pune (103%) are the only two districts that have administered at least one dose to more than 100% of their estimated adult population (the percentages are higher than 100 as people from outside these districts also got vaccinated there). Two other districts that have a likelihood of reaching that end point are Bhandara and Sindhudurg, which have given a single shot to almost 96% of their populations. Bhandara needs to vaccinate 37,000 while Sindhudurg needs to immunise another 26,000 in the next ten days to hit the milestone.

In all, 12.77 crore vaccine doses have been administered in Maharashtra since January, of which 7.87 crore have been first doses and 4.89 crore second doses. A break-up shows that 11 districts have reached more than 90% coverage, while another five have achieved more than 80% coverage. Around 16 districts have coverage in the range of 70-78%.

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