Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. — collectively account for 87 percent of the total deaths reported in the last 24 hours
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Coronavirus Latest Updates: Six states — Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. — collectively account for 87 percent of the total deaths reported in last 24 hours, says the Union health ministry. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 10,187. It is followed by Kerala with 2,791 while Punjab reported 1,159 new cases, it said.
A single-day rise of 18,711 new COVID-19 cases, 100 fatalities takes India's tally of cases to 1,12,10,799, toll to 1,57,756. Active COVID-19 cases stand at 1,84,523, while a total of 1,08,68,520 people have recovered from the disease, says the Union health ministry.
The active coronavirus
cases in the country registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day while the recovery rate dropped further to 96.95 percent,the health ministry's data showed. The case-fatality rate stands at 1.41 percent.
The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 2.06 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
The nationwide vaccination drive against COVID-19 was rolled out on 16 January with healthcare workers, while frontline workers stated receiving vaccine shots from February 2. Providing the second dose of COVID-19 shots started on 13 February.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 1 March for those senior citizens and for people aged 45 years and above with specified comorbid conditions
According to a provisional report till Saturday 7 pm, a total of 2,06,62,073 vaccine doses have been given.
These include 69,72,859 healthcare workers and 65,02,869 frontline workers who have taken the first dose, 35,22,671 healthcare and 1,97,853 frontline workers who have taken the second dose, 4,60,782 beneficiaries more than 60 years and 30,05,039 aged 45 and above with specific comorbidities.
On Saturday, the 50th day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination, till 7 pm, a total of 11,64,422vaccine doses were given, the health ministry said.
Out of these 9,44,919 beneficiaries were administered the first dose and 2,19,503 healthcare and frontline workers received the 2nd dose according to the provisional report, the ministry said.
The9,44,919 beneficiaries include6,26,805 people aged over 60 and1,14,036 aged 45-60 with comorbidities.