After trials of three different COVID-19 vaccines conducted in the district, now Nagpur has found place among four districts in Maharashtra where dry run of COVID-19 vaccine will be conducted as part of nationwide exercise on January 2, 2021. Rajesh Tope, Health Minister of Maharashtra, made this announcement as the four districts in Maharashtra chosen for dry run of COVID-19 vaccine on January 2 include Nagpur, Pune, Jalna, and Nandurbar. In Nagpur, the dry run will be conducted in Daga Hospital in Nagpur city, Rural Hospital in Kamptee, and Urban Primary Healthcare Centre of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). As per the protocol, three sites or health centres in each district have been chosen for dry run of COVID-19 vaccine. As many as 25 persons will be chosen for vaccination at each of these centres.
Vaccine will not be administered to them but preparations will be made for vaccination. There will be three sections at each of these centres. These sections include waiting room, vaccination room, and observation room. Electricity supply, Internet connectivity, and security will be ensured at these centres. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the last day of the year2020, Nagpur district recorded 390 fresh cases of COVID-19. These included 312 from Nagpur city and 78 from rural areas. Besides, three cases were from outside the district.
Also, there were five new deaths recorded in district including four from city and one from rural areas. Three more deaths were recorded of persons from outside the district. The number of recoveries was lesser than fresh cases on Thursday. The district recorded 335 recoveries including 299 in city, 36 in rural areas. The total number of active cases as on Thursday was 3,782 including 2,670 from city and 1,112 from rural areas of district. The number of recoveries and active cases included those in home quarantine or home isolation. The district recorded the first case of COVID-19 in March. As far as cumulative total since then till the end of the year 2020 was concerned, it was 1,23,767 including 784 from outside the district. Of these cases, as many as 98,006 were from Nagpur city alone, and 24,977 were from rural areas. The cumulative total of deaths was 3,930 including the highest 2,638 from Nagpur city, 690 from rural areas, and 602 of persons from outside the district. The total number of recoveries so far rose to1,16,055 including 92,698 in Nagpur city and 23,357 in rural areas. The cumulative recovery rate of district as on December 31, 2020, stood at 94.36 per cent.