Nearly 14 lakh vaccine doses were given on Thursday, Day-48 of the countrywide vaccination drive

India has registered more than 18 million or 1.8 crore (1,80,05,503) COVID19 Vaccination doses, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Friday.

These include 68,53,083 HCWs (1st dose), 31,41,371 HCWs (2nd dose), 60,90,931 FLWs (1st dose) and 67,297 FLWs (2nd Dose), 2,35,901 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 16,16,920 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

Nearly 14 lakh (13,88,170) vaccine doses were given on Thursday i.e. the Day-48 of the vaccination drive (4th March, 2021).

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 10,56,808 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 16,081 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,31,362 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

On the other hand, six States, Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, MP and Delhi, have reported high daily new cases in the last 24 hours. 84.44% of the new cases reported in last 24 hours (16,838) are from these six States.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,998 followed by Kerala with 2,616 while Punjab reported 1,071 new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload stands at 1.76 lakh (1,76,319). The country’s present active caseload consists of 1.58% of the total Positive Cases.

The Health Ministry noted that Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have shown a reduction in the active cases in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Gujarat display a rise in the active cases during the same time period.

Kerala, UP, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu are the top 5 states showing a decline in active cases in the last one month, while Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi are the top 5 states showing a rise in active cases.

Further the Health Ministry said that 20 States/UTs have less than 1000 Active Cases. Arunachal Pradesh reported only 2 Active Cases.

The Cumulative Positivity Rate of the country shows a continuous decline. It stands at 5.08% as on Friday.

Eight States display a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average (2.09%). Among them, Maharashtra stands out with a weekly positivity rate of 10.38%.

Meanwhile, 113 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Six States account for 88.5%of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (60). Punjab follows with 15 daily deaths. Kerala reported14 deaths.

Eighteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

These are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haweli and Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand.