The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 5 crores, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
According to MoHFW, 5,08,41,286 vaccine doses have been administered through 8,23,046 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.
These include 79,17,521 HCWs (first dose), 50,20,695 HCWs (second dose), 83,62,065 FLWs (first dose) and 30,88,639 FLWs (second dose), 47,01,894 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 2,17,50,472 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years, it said.
As of day-67 of the vaccination drive (March 23, 2021), 23,46,692 vaccine doses were given. Of the total, 21,00,799 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 2,45,893 HCWs and FLWs received the second dose of vaccine. Eight States account for 60% of the cumulative vaccine doses given so far, it added.
Five states of Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat are reporting a surge in the COVID daily new cases. These states account for 77.44% of the new cases. According to the ministry, 47,262 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
Six states cumulatively account for 81.65% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 28,699. It is followed by Punjab with 2,254 while Karnataka reported 2,010 new cases.
Eight States have reported a higher weekly positivity rate than the national average (4.11%). Maharashtra leads with a weekly positivity rate of 20.53%. India’s total active caseload has reached 3,68,457 today, comprising 3.14% of the total positive cases. A net incline of 23,080 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,12,05,160 today. The national Recovery Rate is 95.49% as 23,907 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. Also, 275 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Six States account for 83.27% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (132). Punjab follows with 53 daily deaths and Chhattisgarh reported 20 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Twelve states/UTs have not reported any Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Odisha, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, D&N, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tripura, A&N Islands, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.