Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat report a hike; account for 81% of Daily New COVID Cases

Six States, Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat, are reporting a surge in daily new cases. They together account for 80.63% of the new cases reported in last 24 hours.

53,476 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 31,855 (59.57%). It is followed by Punjab with 2,613 while Kerala reported 2,456 new cases.

Ten states, as highlighted here, are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload stands at 3.95 lakh (3,95,192today, comprising 3.35% of the total positive cases. A net incline of 26,735 cases is recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Three states, Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab, account for 74.32% of total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for 62.91% of the total active cases in the country.

Over 5.31Cr (5,31,45,709vaccine doses have been administered through 8,61,292 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

These include 79,80,849 HCWs (1st dose), 50,61,790 HCWs (2nd dose), 84,78,478 FLWs (1st dose) and3 2,37,381 FLWs (2nd Dose), 51,31,949 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 2,32,55,262 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
79,80,849 50,61,790 84,78,478 32,37,381 51,31,949 2,32,55,262 5,31,45,709

As on Day-68 of the vaccination drive (24th March, 2021), more than 23 lakh (23,03,305vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 21,13,323 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 38,243 sessions for 1st dose and 1,89,982 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Date: 24th March, 2021
HCWs FLWs 45to<60 years with Co-morbidities Over 60years Total Achievement
1stDose 2ndDose 1stDose 2nd Dose 1stDose 1stDose 1stDose 2ndDose  
62,761 41,344 1,16,351 1,48,638 4,32,773 15,01,438 21,13,323 1,89,982  

60% of the cumulative doses (5,31,45,709have been given in eight states, as outlined below.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,12,31,650 today. The national Recovery Rate is 95.28%.

26,490 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. The gap between total recovered cases and the active cases stands at 10,836,458 today.

251 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Six States account for 78.49% of the daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (95). Punjab follows with 39 daily deaths and Chhattisgarh reported 29 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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