The gap between total recovered cases and the active cases stands at 10,836,458 today

With national recovery rate over 95 percent, India continues to give good fight to the deadly coronavirus across the country. In the last 24 hours, 26,490 recoveries were registered.

Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat 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.

India has also reported 53,476 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat are leading the surge in daily new cases.

These states account for 80.63% of the new total cases with Maharashtra continuing to report the highest daily new cases at 31,855 followed by Punjab with 2,613 cases whereas Kerala reported 2,456 new cases.

As per the Ministry, India’s total Active Caseload stands at 3.95 lakh on Thursday, comprising 3.35% of the total positive cases.

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.

In the meantime, continuing with its vaccination drive, India has given a shot of 5.31 crore doses of vaccine through 8,61,292 sessions till Thursday.

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.

More than 23 lakh vaccine doses were given as on Day-68 of the vaccination drive (24th March, 2021). 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.