India has scaled a significant peak in its battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. The total vaccination coverage has surpassed 4 crores, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said. According to MoHFW, 4,20,63,392 vaccine doses have been administered through 6,86,469 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.
These include 77,06,839 HCWs (first dose), 48,04,285 HCWs (second dose), 79,57,606 FLWs (first dose) and 24,17,077 FLWs (second dose), 32,23,612 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 1,59,53,973 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years. As of day-63 of the vaccination drive (March 19, 2021), 27,23,575 vaccine doses were given. Of the total, 24,15,800 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 38,989 sessions for first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,07,775 HCWs and FLWs received second dose of vaccine.
On the status of Covid-19, five states of Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have reported a surge in the Covid daily new cases. Six states cumulatively account for 83.7% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours, and 40,953 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 25,681. It is followed by Punjab with 2,470 while Kerala reported 1,984 new cases.