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Business News/ News / India/  Maharashtra: Nagpur reports over 7,000 new Covid cases, 63 deaths in last 24 hrs
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Maharashtra: Nagpur reports over 7,000 new Covid cases, 63 deaths in last 24 hrs

The district has reported 7,201 new Covid-19 cases and 3,240 patients recovered from the disease in 24 hours

Nagpur: Police personnel conduct a route march as the state goverment announced lockdown due to surge in COVID-19 cases in Nagpur, Friday, April 9, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_09_2021_000219B) (PTI)Premium
Nagpur: Police personnel conduct a route march as the state goverment announced lockdown due to surge in COVID-19 cases in Nagpur, Friday, April 9, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_09_2021_000219B) (PTI)

Maharashtra's Nagpur district has reported a massive surge in Covid-19 cases. The district has reported 7,201 new Covid-19 cases. The district has also reported 63 deaths in a span of just 24 hours.

On the positive side, a total of 3,240 recoveries were also reported in the last 24 hours, according to a Civil Surgeon Nagpur.

The cumulative case load in the district has reached 2,78,556. The recoveries in the state have reached 2,17,313. Currently, the Nagpur district has 55,474 active cases and the death toll in the district has reached 5,769.

Nagpur district is also facing shortage of Remdesivir injections which are used to treat people suffering from Covid-19. Union minister and Lok Sabha member from Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari has called up Sun Pharma's chief to arrange for 10,000 injections of Remdesivir in Nagpur in view of the shortage.

A press release from Gadkari's office on Saturday said the Lok Sabha member from Nagpur spoke to Sun Pharma's Managing Director Dilip Shanghvi over phone to inform him about the situation here and appealed to him to make available the Remdesivir injections.

The pharma company chief assured Gadkari of making available 5,000 injections immediately on Saturday and the remaining 5,000 in next two-three days, the release said.

Gadkari also appealed to the people of Nagpur to follow all COVID-19 prevention protocols.

With Maharashtra witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases, Remdesivir injections are in high demand in the state.

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Saturday said there is shortage of Remdesivir injections and the supply of vaccine doses was inadequate.

On Thursday, the state government capped the price of Remdesivir between 1,100 and 1,400 per vial and warned against its hoarding and black marketing.

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Published: 11 Apr 2021, 06:02 PM IST
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