India registers 24,437 COVID-19 infections on Monday as 3.17 cr get vaccines

March 16, 2021 0 By FM

India recorded a total of 24,437 new COVID-19 infections on Monday. The total tally of cases went up to 11,409,595, while active caseload comprised 220,401 cases, according to the union health ministry data. The death count increased to 158,892 with 130 daily new fatalities. With 20,186 discharges the total recoveries have reached 11,025,631.

Maharashtra’s active case tally rose to 130,547 after reporting a new spike of 15,051 fresh COVID-19 incidences on Monday. The total case tally has reached 2,329,464. As many as 10,671 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. The cumulative recoveries stand at 2,144,743. With 48 recent deaths, the fatality toll mounted to 52,909.

Kerala recorded 1,054 new COVID-19 cases, 3,463 discharges and 11 related deaths on Monday. The total case tally rose to 1,092,325 while the active infections totalled 27,054. The overall recoveries have reached 1,060,560 and the death toll stood at 4,408.

The active COVID-19 cases in Punjab rose to 11,942 after the state reported 1,818 fresh infections on Monday. The total case tally now stands at 199,573. As many as 1,399 discharges were reported on the day taking the total recoveries to 181,532. With 27 new deaths, the toll mounted to 6,099.

Karnataka recorded a spike of 932 new COVID-19 infections, Gujarat recorded 890, Tamil Nadu reported 836, Chhattisgarh reported 645, Madhya Pradesh added 797 and Haryana reported 420 cases on the day.

Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the country has crossed 3.17 crore reaching 31,771,661 till Monday, the 59th day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination, a release issued by the health ministry said.

These include 7,408,521 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 4,397,613 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 7,426,479 frontline workers (FLWs) who have taken the first dose, 1,323,527 FLWs who have received the second dose, 16,96,497 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities and 9,519,024 beneficiaries who are more than 60 years old.

A total 1,863,623 vaccines have been administered on Monday, according to a provisional report.