More than 2 million Vaccine Doses administered in the last 24 hours

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Delhi, 9 March 2021: India has recorded a significant achievement in its countrywide COVID19 vaccination drive which was rolled out from 16th January 2021. More than 2 million vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

As on Day-52 of the vaccination drive (8th March, 2021), 20,19,723 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 17,15,380 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 28,884 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,04,343HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Date: 8th March, 2021
HCWs FLWs 45to<60 years with Co-morbidities Over 60years Total Achievement
1stDose 2ndDose 1stDose 2nd Dose 1stDose 1stDose 1stDose 2ndDose
89,099 1,91,930 1,82,782 1,12,413 2,21,148 12,22,351 17,15,380 3,04,343

More than 2.3 cr (2,30,08,733) vaccine doses have been administered through 4,05,517 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

These include 70,75,010 HCWs (1st dose), 37,39,478HCWs (2nd dose), 67,92,319FLWs (1st dose) and 3,25,972 FLWs (2nd Dose), 7,01,809 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 43,74,145 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
70,75,010 37,39,478 67,92,319 3,25,972 7,01,809 43,74,145 2,30,08,733

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in the COVID daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 84.04% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

15,388 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 8,744. It is followed by Kerala with 1,412 while Punjab reported 1,229 new cases.

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

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 1,87,462 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.67% of India’s total Positive Cases.

The graph below shows the distribution of new cases in the last 24 hours. Four states- Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura did not report any new Covid19 cases, while 3 states- Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala reported over 1000 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours.