India’s five States of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 63.18% of India’s total Active Cases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chaired an important meeting on the COVID-19 related situation on Monday. The meeting comes on a day when India recorded a surge of 2,73,810 new cases, 1,619 fatalities.

Ten States including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan report 78.58% of the new cases.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 68,631 followed by Uttar Pradesh with 30,566 while Delhi reported 25,462 new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 19,29,329. It now comprises 12.81% of the country's total Positive Cases. A net incline of 1,28,013 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The five States of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 63.18% of India’s total Active Cases.

On a positive note, the cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed the 12.38-crore-mark today as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, cumulatively, 12,38,52,566 vaccine doses have been administered through 18,37,373 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am.

These include 91,36,134HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 57,20,048 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,12,63,909FLWs (1stdose), 55,32,396 FLWs (2nddose), 4,59,05,2651st dose beneficiaries and 40,90,3882nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 4,10,66,462(1st dose) and 11,37,964(2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years. Over 12 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

As on Day-93 of the vaccination drive (April 18, 2021), 12,30,007 vaccine doses were given. 9,40,725 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 21,905 sessions for 1st dose and 2,89,282 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,29,53,821 today. The National Recovery Rate is 86.00%.

In the last 24 hours, 1,44,178 recoveries were registered.

Further, the Health Ministry noted that Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) will introduce a fresh insurance policy for Covid warriors after the completion of the previous package as on April 24.

PMGKP was announced in March 2020, and was extended thrice till 24 April 2021.It was launched to provide a safety net to the Health Workers fighting COVID19 to ensure that in case of any adversity due to COVID19, their families are taken care of. Insurance cover of Rs. 50 Lakhs is provided under the PMGKP scheme. This has provided a safety net to the dependents of the Corona warriors who lost their lives to COVID.

287 claims have been paid by the Insurance Company so far. The Scheme has played a crucial psychological role in boosting the morale of the Health Workers fighting COVID19.

In the meantime, 1,619 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Ten States account for 85.11% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (503). Chhattisgarh follows with 170 daily deaths.

Ten States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Ladakh (UT), Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haweli, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.