NEW DELHI, MARCH 16: In a significant development, the total Covid19 vaccination coverage in India has crossed the 3.29 crore.
Yesterday, India also recorded the highest vaccinations in a day with over 3 million vaccine doses administered.
The coverage of beneficiaries aged over 60 years has crossed 1 crore in just 15 days.
3,29,47,432vaccine doses have been administered through 5,55,984 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 74,46,983HCWs (1st dose), 44,58,616HCWs (2nd dose), 74,74,406FLWs (1st dose) and 14,09,332 FLWs (2nd Dose), 18,88,727beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 1,02,69,368 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|
As on Day-59 of the vaccination drive (15th March, 2021), total 30,39,394vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 26,27,099beneficiaries were vaccinated across 42,919 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 4,12,295 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.
Five States, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, continue to report a surge in the COVID daily new cases. 79.73% of the new cases are reported from these states in the past 24 hours.
24,492new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 15,051. It is followed by Punjab with 1,818 while Kerala reported 1,054 new cases.
Eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases. These are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana.
Kerala is reporting a consistently declining trend over the last one month.
India’s total Active Caseload has reached 2,23,432 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.96% of India’s total Positive Cases.
Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 76.57% of India’s total active cases.
Total tests conducted in the country has surpassed 22.8 Cr (22,82,80,763). The cumulative national Positivity Rate currently stands at 5%.
131 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Seven States account for 82.44%of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (48). Punjab follows with 27 daily deaths and Kerala reported11 deaths in the last 24 hours.
SixteenStates/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Chandigarh, J&K (UT), Odisha, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.