New Delhi, 23 March 2021: Six States- Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu- are reporting a surge in daily new cases. They together account for 80.90% of the new cases (40,715) reported in last 24 hours.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 24,645 (60.53%). It is followed by Punjab with 2,299 while Gujarat reported 1,640 new cases.

Ten states, as highlighted here, are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload is rising after touching its lowest mark in mid-February. It stands at 3.45 lakh (3,45,377) today. A net incline of 10,731 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Three states, Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab, account for 75.15% of total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for 62.71% of the total active cases in the country.

The graph below indicates the trajectory of the doubling time of COVID19 cases in India.

The Doubling Time has decreased from 504.4 on 1st March, 2021 to 202.3 on 23rd March, 2021.

Over 4.8 cr (4,84,94,594) vaccine doses have been administered through 7,84,612 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. The 1st dose administration has crossed 4 cr mark today (4,06,31,153).

These include 78,59,579 HCWs (1st dose), 49,59,964 HCWs (2nd dose), 82,42,127 FLWs (1st dose) and 29,03,477 FLWs (2nd Dose), 42,98,310 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and more than 2 cr ( 2,02,31,137) 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
78,59,579 49,59,964 82,42,127 29,03,477 42,98,310 2,02,31,137 4,84,94,594

As on Day-66 of the vaccination drive (22nd March, 2021), more than 32 lakh (32,53,095) vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 29,03,030 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 48,345 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,50,065 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Date: 22nd March, 2021
HCWs FLWs 45to<60 years with Co-morbidities Over 60years Total Achievement
1stDose 2ndDose 1stDose 2nd Dose 1stDose 1stDose 1stDose 2ndDose  
69,929 73,804 1,42,159 2,76,261 5,59,930 21,31,012 29,03,030 3,50,065  

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,11,81,253 today. The national Recovery Rate is 95.67%.

29,785 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

199 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Six States account for 80.4% of the daily deaths. Maharashtra and Punjab each reported 58 casualties. Kerala and Chhattisgarh follow with 12 deaths each.

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