Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are reporting a surge in the COVID daily new cases. They together account for 80.5% of the total new cases registered in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
According to MoHFW, 46,951 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Of these, 84.49% are reported from six states of Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 30,535 (65.03%). This is followed by Punjab with 2,644 while Kerala reported 1,875 new cases.
India’s total active caseload has reached 3,34,646 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 2.87% of India’s total positive cases. A net incline of 25,559 cases has been added to the total active caseload in the last 24 hours. The daily positivity rate (7-day average) currently stands at 3.70%.
On the other hand, the total vaccination coverage in India has crossed the 4.5-crore mark. Over 4.50 cr (4,50,65,998) vaccine doses have been administered through 7,33,597 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 77,86,205 HCWs (first dose), 48,81,954 HCWs (second dose), 80,95,711 FLWs (first dose) and 26,09,742 FLWs (second dose), 37,21,455 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities and 1,79,70,931 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years have also received the first dose.
As of day-65 of the vaccination drive (March 21, 2021), a total of 4,62,157 vaccine doses were given. As it was a Sunday, many States and UTs did not schedule vaccination sessions. Out of which, 4,49,115 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 8,459 sessions for the first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 13,042 HCWs and FLWs received a second dose of vaccine.