India COVID: 5 States exhibiting a steep rise in Daily New Cases

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NEW DELHI (INDIA), MARCH 19: Some States in the country are reporting a surge in the daily new COVID cases.  Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh together account 80.63% of the daily new cases.

39,726 new daily cases were reported in last 24 hours.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 25,833, 65% of the daily cases. It is followed by Punjab with 2,369 while Kerala reported 1,899 new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload stands at 2.71 lakh (2,71,282) today, 2.82% of the total positive cases in the country. A net incline of 18,918 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Three States of Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab account for 76.48% of India’s total active cases.

Nearly 4cr (3,93,39,817) vaccine doses have been administered through 6,47,480 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

These include 76,35,188 HCWs (1st dose),47,15,173 HCWs (2nd dose), 78,33,278 FLWs (1st dose)and21,98,414 FLWs (2nd Dose),27,79,998 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose)and 1,41,77,766 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

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


1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 1st Dose
76,35,188 47,15,173 78,33,278 21,98,414 27,79,998 1,41,77,766 3,93,39,817

As on Day-62 of the vaccination drive (18th March, 2021), more than 22 Lakh (22,02,861) vaccine doses were given.

Of these, 18,32,287 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 32,128 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,70,574 HCWs and FLWs received the 2nd dose of vaccine.

Date: 18th March, 2021
HCWs FLWs 45to<60 years with Co-morbidities Over 60years Total Achievement
1stDose 2ndDose 1stDose 2nd Dose 1stDose 1stDose 1stDose 2ndDose  
65,152 81,698 1,16,527 2,88,876 3,22,595 13,28,013 18,32,287 3,70,574  

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,10,83,679 today. The national Recovery Rate is 96.56%.

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

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