Cumulatively, more than 6.87 crore or 68.7 million vaccine doses have been administered

India has achieved a milestone in its vaccination drive with the highest ever single day figure of more than 36.7 lakh (3.67 million) vaccination coverage recorded in the last 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as on Day-76 of the vaccination drive (Thursday, April 1), 36,71,242 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 33,65,597 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 51,215 sessions for 1st dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Cumulatively, more than 6.87 crore or 68.7 million (6,87,89,138) vaccine doses have been administered through 11,37,456 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Friday.

These include 83,06,269 Healthcare Workers or HCWs (1st dose), 52,84,564 HCWs (2nd dose), 93,53,021 Frontline Workers or FLWs (1st dose) and 40,97,634 FLWs (2nd Dose), 97,83,615 (1st Dose) and 39,401 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities and 3,17,05,893 (1st Dose) and 2,18,741 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

Eight States account for 59.58% of the cumulative doses given so far. Maharashtra alone accounts for 9.48% of the total doses given in India.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have shown a steep rise in the COVID daily new cases. 81.25% of the new cases are reported from these 8 states.

81,466 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 43,183. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 4,617 while Karnataka reported 4,234 new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 6,14,696. It now comprises 5% of the country's total Positive Cases. A net incline of 30,641 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Five states, namely Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 77.91% of the total active cases in the country.

Maharashtra alone accounts for nearly 60% (59.84%) of the total active caseload of the country.

Keeping the current state of surge in Covid-19 cases, the central government has decided to operationalize both public and private sector COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) on all days of month of April (from today till 30th April 2021).

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,15,25,039 today. The national Recovery Rate is 93.68%.

In the last 24 hours, 50,356 recoveries were registered.

Meanwhile, 469 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Six States account for 83.16% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (249). Punjab follows with 58 daily deaths.

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

These are Odisha, Ladakh (UT), Dadra and Nagar Haweli and Daman and Diu, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.