Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh continue to report steep rise in Daily New Cases

New Delhi: Eight States, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh continue to show a steep rise in the COVID daily new cases. 84.61% of the new cases are reported from these 8 states.

72,330 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 39,544. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 4,563 while Karnataka reported 4,225 new cases.

Ten States, as shown under, are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 5,84,055. It now comprises 4.78% of the country’s total Positive Cases. A net incline of 31,489 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Five states, namely Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Punjab cumulatively account for 78.9% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for more than 61% of the active caseload of the country.

The graph below indicates the States with low share of RT-PCR tests in their total tests. Centre has been advising the States and UTs to increase the proportion of RT-PCR tests to more than 70% of the total tests.

The next phase of Covid-19 vaccination for all people aged 45 years and above has commenced from today.

More than 6.5 crore (6,51,17,896) vaccine doses have been administered through 10,86,241 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 82,60,293HCWs (1st dose), 52,50,704 HCWs (2nd dose), 91,74,171 FLWs (1st dose) and 39,45,796 FLWs (2nd Dose), 78,36,667(1st Dose) and 17,849 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities and 3,05,12,070 (1st Dose) and 1,20,346 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

HCWs FLWs 45 to <60 years with Co-morbidities Over 60 years  

Total

1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose
82,60,293 52,50,704 91,74,171 39,45,796 78,36,667 17,849 3,05,12,070 1,20,346 6,51,17,896

As on Day-75 of the vaccination drive (31st March, 2021), 20,63,543 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 17,94,166 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 39,484 sessions for 1st dose and 2,69,377 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Date: 31st March,2021
HCWs FLWs 45 to < 60 years with Co-morbidities Over 60 years Total Achievement
1stDose 2ndDose 1stDose 2nd Dose 1stDose 2ndDose 1stDose 2ndDose 1stDose 2ndDose
44,054 31,179 1,25,754 1,55,329 4,83,710 11,025 11,40,648 71,844 17,94,166 2,69,377

The total coverage of Covid-19 vaccination in India is as depicted below.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,14,74,683 today. The national Recovery Rate is 93.89%.

40,382 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

459 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Six States account for 83.01% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (227). Punjab follows with 55 daily deaths.

Fifteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Puducherry, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Mizoram, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.