Photos: Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally crosses 2 million

  • On January 21, Maharashtra recorded 2,886 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), pushing the total case count to 2,000,878. The first infection was recorded on March 9, 2020. Although the number of fresh cases in the state is declining and a vaccination drive was introduced on January 16, experts believe that the fight against Covid-19 is far from over.

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST 8 Photos
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A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) health worker collects a swab sample from a passenger at Dadar Station in Mumbai on January 19. Maharashtra on January 21 crossed the 2 million mark for Covid-19 cases, 319 days since the first infection was detected on March 9, 2020.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) health worker collects a swab sample from a passenger at Dadar Station in Mumbai on January 19. Maharashtra on January 21 crossed the 2 million mark for Covid-19 cases, 319 days since the first infection was detected on March 9, 2020.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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A cyclist rides past a graffiti in Navi Mumbai on January 21, 2021. Maharashtra recorded 2,886 fresh cases on January 21, pushing the Covid-19 count to 2,000,878, as it took 132 days to go from 1 million to 2 million infections, quicker than the 187 days for the first million, breached on September 11, HT reported.(Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

A cyclist rides past a graffiti in Navi Mumbai on January 21, 2021. Maharashtra recorded 2,886 fresh cases on January 21, pushing the Covid-19 count to 2,000,878, as it took 132 days to go from 1 million to 2 million infections, quicker than the 187 days for the first million, breached on September 11, HT reported.(Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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People seen by the beach at Dadar in Mumbai on January 20. Although fresh infections in Maharashtra have hit a plateau in the past few months, there are still 45,622 active cases.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

People seen by the beach at Dadar in Mumbai on January 20. Although fresh infections in Maharashtra have hit a plateau in the past few months, there are still 45,622 active cases.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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Commuters at a bus stop in Mumbai on January 21, 2021. Experts said they were worried over citizens not following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour as the impact of vaccination, which started on January 16, will start showing only after months, HT reported.(Punit Paranjope / AFP)

Commuters at a bus stop in Mumbai on January 21, 2021. Experts said they were worried over citizens not following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour as the impact of vaccination, which started on January 16, will start showing only after months, HT reported.(Punit Paranjope / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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A health worker collects a swab sample from a man to test for coronavirus infection, at NMMC Hospital in Navi Mumbai on January 20. In November, average Covid-19 cases were at 4,775, which fell to 3,892 in December and in January, as of January 21, it further dropped to 3,174.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

A health worker collects a swab sample from a man to test for coronavirus infection, at NMMC Hospital in Navi Mumbai on January 20. In November, average Covid-19 cases were at 4,775, which fell to 3,892 in December and in January, as of January 21, it further dropped to 3,174.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

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An employee operates a Covid-19 vaccine filling machine at the Serum Institute of India in Pune on January 21. There was no vaccination drive on January 21 as planned by the Maharashtra government. It has decided to conduct vaccination sessions only four days a week — Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, HT reported.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

An employee operates a Covid-19 vaccine filling machine at the Serum Institute of India in Pune on January 21. There was no vaccination drive on January 21 as planned by the Maharashtra government. It has decided to conduct vaccination sessions only four days a week — Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, HT reported.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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A medical professional gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Nair Hospital in Mumbai on January 19. Healthcare providers are hesitant over inoculation, concerned about the vaccine’s safety. Many doctors, who have signed up for the shots have refused to turn up at vaccination centres, a state official told HT on the condition of anonymity.(ANI)

A medical professional gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Nair Hospital in Mumbai on January 19. Healthcare providers are hesitant over inoculation, concerned about the vaccine’s safety. Many doctors, who have signed up for the shots have refused to turn up at vaccination centres, a state official told HT on the condition of anonymity.(ANI)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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BMC medical staff Aruna Chavan (R) along with other vaccine beneficiaries show their provisional certificate for Covid-19 vaccination (1st dose) in an observation room at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), Parel East, in Mumbai on January 19. Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope declared to launch an information, education and communication (IEC) drive to counsel health workers to improve the turnout.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

BMC medical staff Aruna Chavan (R) along with other vaccine beneficiaries show their provisional certificate for Covid-19 vaccination (1st dose) in an observation room at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), Parel East, in Mumbai on January 19. Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope declared to launch an information, education and communication (IEC) drive to counsel health workers to improve the turnout.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST

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