New Delhi, 24 March 2021: India has crossed a significant milestone in the fight against the global pandemic. The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 5 crore.

5,08,41,286 vaccine doses have been administered through 8,23,046 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

These include 79,17,521 HCWs (1st dose), 50,20,695 HCWs (2nd dose), 83,62,065 FLWs (1st dose) and 30,88,639 FLWs (2nd Dose), 47,01,894 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 2,17,50,472 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

HCWs FLWs 45 to < 60 years with Co-morbidities Over 60 years  


1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 2nd Dose 1st Dose 1st Dose
79,17,521 50,20,695 83,62,065 30,88,639 47,01,894 2,17,50,472 5,08,41,286

As on Day-67 of the vaccination drive (23rd March, 2021), 23,46,692 vaccine doses were given.

Of the total, 21,00,799 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 2,45,893 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Date: 23rd March, 2021
HCWs FLWs 45 to < 60 years with Co-morbidities Over 60 years Total Achievement
1stDose 2ndDose 1stDose 2nd Dose 1stDose 1stDose 1stDose 2ndDose
57,942 60,731 1,19,938 1,85,162 4,03,584 15,19,335 21,00,799 2,45,893

Eight States account for 60% of the cumulative vaccine doses given so far.

Five States of Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat are reporting a surge in the COVID daily new cases. These states account for 77.44% of the new cases.

47,262 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Six states cumulatively account for 81.65% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 28,699. It is followed by Punjab with 2,254 while Karnataka reported 2,010 new cases.

Eight States have reported a higher weekly positivity rate than the national average (4.11%). Maharashtra leads with a weekly positivity rate of 20.53%.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 3,68,457 today, comprising 3.14% of the total Positive Cases. A net incline of 23,080 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,12,05,160 today. The national Recovery Rate is 95.49%.

23,907 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

275 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Six States account for 83.27% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (132). Punjab follows with 53 daily deaths and Chhattisgarh reported 20 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Twelve States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Odisha, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, D&N & D&N, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tripura, A&N Islands, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

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