Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India crosses a Landmark Milestone of over 6 cr vaccine doses administered

More than 24 crore COVID tests conducted in the country

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu continue to show high Daily New Cases

Centre advises High Burden States/UTs to take stringent measures for containment of Surge

Posted On: 28 MAR 2021 11:24AM by PIB Delhi

India has registered a significant achievement in its fight against COVID19. The country’s total vaccination coverage has surpassed 6 crore today.

6,02,69,782vaccine doses have been administered through 9,85,018 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

These include 81,52,808HCWs (1st dose), 51,75,597HCWs (2nd dose), 88,90,046FLWs (1st dose) and 36,52,749 FLWs (2nd Dose), 66,73,662beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 2,77,24,920beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.



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Eight States account for 60% of the cumulative vaccine doses given so far. Each of the eight states has administered more than 30 lakh doses.


As on Day-71 of the vaccination drive (27th March, 2021), 21,54,170vaccine doses were given.

Of the total, 20,09,805beneficiaries were vaccinated across 39,778 sessions for 1st dose and 1,44,365HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Date: 27th March,2021





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Seven States of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported high number of COVID daily new cases. These states account for 81.46% of the daily new casesregistered in the last 24 hours (62,714).

Eight states cumulatively account for 84.74% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 35,726. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 3,162 while Karnataka reported 2,886 new cases.

Ten states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.



The following graph depicts trajectory of the risein daily new cases across the country.

The Union Health Secretary chaired a high-level review meeting yesterday with Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries (H&FW) of 12 States and Municipal Commissioners and District Collectors of 46 districts that are the most affected by rising cases and rising mortality because of COVID-19 and suggested a Five-Fold Strategy to curb the tide of new COVID cases.These States are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab and Bihar.

In another significant development, the total tests conducted across India have exceeded24 crores while the cumulative Positivity Rate continues to remain below 5%.


Fifteen States/UTs have lower tests per million than the national average (1,74,602).


The daily positivity rate has increased slightly to over 5% (5.04%).


Eight States/UTs have a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average of 5.04%. Maharashtra leads all the states with a weekly positivity rate of 22.78%.


India’s total Active Caseload has reached 4,86,310 today, comprising 4.06% of the total Positive Cases. A net incline of 33,663 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,13,23,762 today. The national Recovery Rate is 94.59%.

28,739 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 14,523 newly recovered cases.

312 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

SixStates account for 82.69%of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (166). Punjab follows with 45 daily deaths andKeralareported14 deaths in the last 24 hours.


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



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