Over 2.43 cr (2,43,67,906) vaccine doses have been administered through 3,39,145 sessions across the states and UTs, as per the provisional report till 7 am today, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). These include 71,30,098 HCWs (first dose), 38,90,257HCWs (second dose), 69,36,480 FLWs (first dose) and 4,73,422 FLWs (second dose), 8,33,526 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 51,04,123 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years (first dose), it said.
As of Day-53 of the vaccination drive (March 9, 2021), more than 13.5 lakh (13,59,173) vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 10,60,944 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 52,351 sessions for the first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,98,229 HCWs and FLWs received the second dose of vaccine, MoHFW added.
Meanwhile, six states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are reporting high daily new Covid cases. 17,921 new daily cases reported in the last 24 hours. 83.76% of the new cases are from these six states. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 9,927. It is followed by Kerala with 2,316 while Punjab reported 1,027 new cases.