- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, continue to report high number of Covid cases
- With 17,864 new cases every day, Maharashtra accounts for 61.8 percent of all new cases
- Kerala reported 1,970 new cases, while Punjab has 1,463 new cases, according to the ministry
The Union Health Ministry said today that Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Gujarat continue to record a high number of regular COVID-19 cases, accounting for 71.10 percent of the 28,903 new infections.
According to the survey, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala account for 83.91 percent of the new cases.
With 17,864 new cases every day, Maharashtra accounts for 61.8 percent of all new cases. Kerala comes in second with 1,970 new cases, while Punjab has 1,463 new cases, according to the ministry.
Kerala has been experiencing a downward trend for the past month.
The total active caseload in India has reached 2.34 lakh (2,34,406), accounting for 2.05 percent of all infections.
“Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala account for 76.4 % of all active cases in India, with Maharashtra accounting for nearly 60 %,” according to the Union Health Ministry.
According to the ministry’s provisional report, over 3.5 crore (3,50,64,536) vaccine doses were administered across 5,86,855 sessions as of Wednesday 7 a.m.
75,06,155 healthcare workers (HCWs) have received the first dose, 45,54,855 HCWs have received the second dose, 76,00,030 frontline workers (FLWs) have received the first dose, and 16,47,644 FLWs have received the second dose.
In addition, the first dose was given to 21,66,408 beneficiaries over 45 years old with specific co-morbidities and 1,15,89,444 people over 60 years old.
More than 21 lakh (21,17,104) vaccine doses had been administered as of day 60 of the vaccination campaign (16 March 2021).
The first dose was given to 17,82,553 people in 30,871 sessions, and the second dose was given to 3,34,551 HCWs and FLWs.
The total amount recovered in India has risen to 1,10,45,284.
In 24-hour, 188 deaths were confirmed, according to the ministry.
Eighty-six percent of new deaths occur in six states. Maharashtra suffered the most casualties (87). Punjab follows with 38 deaths every day. Kerala has recorded 15 fatalities.