Covid-19: India reports highest daily cases of 2021

New Delhi - Health minister urges everyone to take vaccine without fear as daily cases touch 465, 951.


Published: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9:14 AM

Last updated: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 1:17 PM

India reported 46,951 new Covid-19 cases, 21,180 recoveries and 212 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Monday.

The surge in cases is claimed to be the highest daily rise of 2021. With this, the total cases mounted to 1,16,46,081 including 3,34,646 active cases and 1,11,51,468 total recoveries. The total death toll escalated to 1,59,967 including the new deaths.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

However, as a sign of relief, the total Covid vaccination count has touched more than 4.5 crores (4,50,65,998), as per the Union Ministry Monday until 8am.

“Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh account for 77.7 per cent of the new cases in the last 24 hours,” read the press release by the Ministry yesterday.

“Seventeen States/UTs have not reported any Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Assam, Goa, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Puducherry, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Nagaland, Tripura, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh,” informed Ministry yesterday.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday, while speaking in Lok Sabha, said no one should have any doubts about the Covid-19 vaccines. He also urged everyone to take the vaccine doses without fear.

“No one should have any doubts about the Covid-19 vaccines. I urge all to take the vaccine shots,” said the Union Minister.


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