Moneycontrol PRO
UPCOMING EVENT:Join us for New HorAIzon from Oct 6-7, 2pm and be a part of exciting conversations on tech & innovation
you are here: HomeNewsIndia

Maharashtra reports 7,761 COVID-19 cases, 167 deaths; 13,452 patients recover

There are 5,85,967 people in home quarantine while 4,576 people are in institutional quarantine.

July 16, 2021 / 10:58 PM IST
PTI

PTI

Maharashtra on Friday reported 7,761 new COVID-19 cases and 167 deaths which took the state's infection tally to 61,97,018 and the death toll to 1,26,727, the health department said.

As many as 13,452 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the total of recovered persons to 59,65,644. The state has a recovery rate of 96.27 per cent.

The case fatality rate was 2.04 per cent, while there are 1,01,337 active cases in the state, the official release said.

There are 5,85,967 people in home quarantine while 4,576 people are in institutional quarantine.

With 2,15,406 samples tested since Thursday evening, the tally of coronavirus tests conducted in the state rose to 4,50,39,617.

Close

COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

View more
How does a vaccine work?

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.

How many types of vaccines are there?

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.

What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.

View more
Show

Mumbai city reported 443 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths, taking the caseload to 7,30,234 and the death toll to 15,678.

The larger Mumbai division that covers neighbouring satellite towns reported 1,454 cases and 32 deaths. The division's case tally rose to 16,22,947 and death toll to 33,202.

Nashik division reported 709 cases and 20 deaths, while the Pune division added 2,287 cases and 51 deaths.

Out of 51 deaths, 18 were reported from Pune City and 14 from Satara district. Kolhapur division added 2,818 cases and 40 deaths.

As many as 1,085 new infections were reported in the rural parts of Kolhapur district alone. Aurangabad division reported 96 cases and 10 deaths, while Latur division recorded 251 cases and five deaths.

Akola division reported 38 cases and two deaths while Nagpur division recorded 108 new cases and seven deaths.

Coronavirus figures of Maharashtra are as follows: Total cases 61,97,018; new cases 7,761; total deaths 1,26,727; recoveries 59,65,644; active cases 1,01,337; total tests so far 4,50,39,617.

Follow our full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.
PTI

stay updated

Get Daily News on your Browser
Sections
ISO 27001 - BSI Assurance Mark