India’s daily new cases continue to rise as 96,982 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Eight states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat have shown a steep rise in the Covid daily new cases. These states reported 80.04% of the new cases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 47,288. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 7,302 while Karnataka reported 5,279 new cases, MoHFW added.
India’s total Active Caseload has reached 7,88, 223. It now comprises 6.21% of the country’s total Positive Cases. A net incline of 46,393 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra alone accounts for nearly 57.42% of the total active caseload of the country, it also added.
On the Covid vaccination drive, the ministry said that the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 8.31 crores today. The first dose vaccinations have also exceeded 7 crore doses. Cumulatively, 8,31,10, 926 vaccine doses have been administered through 12,83,816 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 89,60,061 HCWs who have taken the first dose and 53,71,162 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 97,28,713 FLWs (the first dose), 42,64,691 FLWs (the second dose), 3,41,06,071 the first dose beneficiaries and 8,12,237 the second dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 1,94,82,464 (the first dose) and 3,85,527 (the second dose) beneficiaries aged 45 and above.