India vaccination drive on Day-47 (3rd March 2021), nearly 10 lakh (9,94,452) vaccine doses were given. Of these, 8,31,590 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 10,849 sessions for 1st dose and 1,62,862 received 2nd dose of the vaccine. So far, 1.66 cr (1,66,16,048) vaccine doses have been administered which consists of the first and the second dosage to HCWs, FLWs, 45 years with specific co-morbidities, and eneficiaries aged more than 60 years.
COVID-19 cases across states
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in the COVID daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 85.51% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours. 17,407 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 9,855. This is the highest number recorded in Maharashtra since 18th October when 10,259 new cases were reported.
It is followed by Kerala with 2,765 while Punjab reported 772 new cases.
India’s total Active Caseload has reached 1,73,413 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.55% of India’s total Positive Cases. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh are showing a rise in the active cases.
COVID related deaths
Six States account for 88.76% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (42). Kerala follows with 15 daily deaths and Punjab reported 12 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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