Six states, Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat, are reporting a surge in daily new cases. They together account for 80.63% of the new cases reported in last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
According to MoHFW, 53,476 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 31,855 (59.57%). It is followed by Punjab with 2,613 while Kerala reported 2,456 new cases.
India’s total active caseload stands at 3.95 lakh (3,95,192) today, comprising 3.35% of the total positive cases. A net incline of 26,735 cases is recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.
Three states, Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab, account for 74.32% of total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for 62.91% of the total active cases in the country.
Meanwhile, over 5.31 crores (5,31,45,709) vaccine doses have been administered through 8,61,292 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.
As of Day-68 of the vaccination drive (March 24, 2021), more than 23 lakh (23,03,305) vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 21,13,323 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 38,243 sessions for the first dose and 1,89,982 HCWs and FLWs received the second dose of vaccine.