Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a high number of daily new cases. They collectively account for 71.10% of the 28,903 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). According to the ministry, 83.91% of the new cases are from Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Maharashtra alone accounts for 61.8% of the daily new cases with 17,864 cases. It is followed by Kerala with 1,970 while Punjab reported 1,463 new cases.
Over 3.5 crore (3,50,64,536) vaccine doses have been administered through 5,86,855 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today, it informed. These include 75,06,155 HCWs (first dose), 45,54,855 HCWs (second dose), 76,00,030 FLWs (first dose) and 16,47,644 FLWs (second dose), 21,66,408 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 1,15,89,444 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.
As of Day-60 of the vaccination drive (March 16, 2021), more than 21 lakh (21,17,104) vaccine doses were given. Of these, 17,82,553 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 30,871 sessions for the first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,34,551 HCWs and FLWs received a second dose of vaccine.