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Daily new COVID cases less than 3L after 26 days

Districts with higher positivity rate/PIB

Weekly Positivity Rate dips to 18.17% with more than 15.73L tests done in the last 24 hours

DELHI, MAY 17: In an encouraging development, daily new COVID cases being registered in India are now less than 3 Lakhs after 26 days.

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2,81,386 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

The graph below shows the average decline in daily new cases since 9th May 2021.

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A declining trend in the Weekly positivity rate is also observed which stands at 18.17% today as shown below. Total daily tests conducted in the last 24 hours stand at 15,73,515 and cumulatively 31,64,23,658 tests have been conducted so far.

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State-wise number of districts with higher positivity rate is as shown below with Karnataka showing most number of districts (27) with more than 20% positivity rate and Madhya Pradesh consisting highest number of districts (38) with more than 10% positivity rate.

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India’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,11,74,076 today. The National Recovery Rate is 84.81%.

3,78,741 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

Also, 24-hour Recoveries have outnumbered the daily new COVID Cases for the sixth time in last 7 days and consistently in the last 4 days.

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Ten states account for 71.35% of the new recoveries.

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On the other front, India’s total Active Caseload has decreased to 35,16,997 today. It now comprises 14.09% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

A net decline of 1,01,461 cases is recorded in the active caseload in the last 24 hours.

10 States cumulatively account for 75.04% of India’s total Active Cases.

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The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached nearly 18.30 Cr today under the Phase-3 of the nationwide Vaccination Drive.

A total of 18,29,26,460 vaccine doses have been administered through 26,68,895sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 96,45,695 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 66,43,661 HCWs who have taken the 2nddose, 1,44,44,096 FLWs (1stdose), 81,96,053 FLWs (2nddose), 52,64,073 beneficiaries under 18-44 age group (1stdose), 5,72,78,554 (1stdose) and 91,07,311 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years. 5,45,15,352 1stdose beneficiaries and 1,78,01,891 2nd dose beneficiaries of more than 60 years old.

HCWs1st Dose96,45,695
2nd Dose66,43,661
FLWs1st Dose1,44,44,096
2nd Dose81,96,053
Age Group 18-44 years1st Dose52,64,073
Age Group 45 to 60 years1st Dose5,72,78,554
2nd Dose91,07,311
Over 60 years1st Dose5,45,15,352
2nd Dose1,78,31,665
 Total18,29,26,460

Ten states account for 66.73% of the cumulative doses given so far in the country.

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4,35,138 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the last 24 hours and cumulatively 52,64,073 across 33 States/UTs since the start of phase-3 of vaccination drive. Table below shows the cumulative vaccine doses administered to 18-44 years age group till now.

S. No.StatesTotal
1A & N Islands1,181
2Andhra Pradesh3,443
3Assam2,29,233
4Bihar7,36,144
5Chandigarh2,078
6Chhattisgarh1,028
7Dadra & Nagar Haveli4,291
8Daman & Diu4,703
9Delhi6,39,929
10Goa7,929
11Gujarat5,12,290
12Haryana4,55,205
13Himachal Pradesh14
14Jammu & Kashmir31,204
15Jharkhand1,09,245
16Karnataka1,14,539
17Kerala2,398
18Ladakh570
19Madhya Pradesh1,81,735
20Maharashtra6,52,119
21Meghalaya5,712
22Nagaland4
23Odisha1,40,558
24Puducherry3
25Punjab6,959
26Rajasthan8,16,241
27Sikkim350
28Tamil Nadu32,645
29Telangana500
30Tripura2
31Uttar Pradesh4,15,179
32Uttarakhand1,22,916
33West Bengal33,726
Total52,64,073

Nearly 7 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours. As on Day-121 of the vaccination drive (16th May, 2021), 6,91,211 vaccine doses were given. Across 6,068 sessions, 6,14,286 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 76,925 beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of vaccine.

Date: 16thMay, 2021 (Day-121)

HCWs1stDose3,270
2ndDose2,395
FLWs1stDose18,168
2nd Dose9,077
18-44 years1st Dose4,35,138
45 to 60 years1stDose1,13,616
2nd Dose37,979
Over 60 years1stDose44,094
2nd Dose27,474
Total Achievement1stDose6,14,286
2ndDose76,925

Ten States reported 75.95% of the new cases in last 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 34,389, followed by Tamil Nadu with33,181 new cases.

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The National Mortality Rate currently stands at 1.10%.

4,106 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Ten States account for 75.38% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (974). Karnataka follows with 403 daily deaths.

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In addition, the foreign aid of relief materials continues to be swiftly cleared, apportioned and sent to States/UTs to combat COVID-19. Cumulatively, 11,058 Oxygen Concentrators; 13,496 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Generation Plants; 7,365 ventilators/Bi PAP; ~5.3L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched through road and air, so far.

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