India confirms 15,388 new COVID-19 cases, 17 lakh vaccinations on MondayMarch 9, 2021
India reported 15,388 new COVID-19 cases on Monday pushing the total confirmed case tally of the nation to 11,244,624. The active infections went up to 184,555. Meanwhile, the overall recoveries have surged to 10,897,486 after registering 16,606 discharges in the past day. The death toll mounted to 157,966 after recording 76 fatalities on the day.
Maharashtra’s caseload has risen to 2, 228,471, after recording 8,744 new cases on Monday. The state now has 97,637 active cases. While the death toll of the state reached 52,500 with 22 fatalities on the day, the total recoveries surged to 2,077,112 after recording 9,068 new discharges.
Meanwhile, the Thane Municipal Commissioner has imposed a complete lockdown till March 31 in COVID-19 hotspot areas in Thane city. So far, 16 areas have been marked as a hotspot in the city.
The order, issued by Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma, said the decision was taken due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in these areas in the past few days. Thane added 780 new cases and 3 deaths on Monday. So far, 16 areas have been identified as hotspots in Thane. Activities will be allowed in areas outside hotspots as per relaxation given under Mission Begin Again by Maharashtra government.
Kerala reported 1,412 new infections on Monday. The total caseload rose to 10,78,740 while the recoveries have surged to 10,34,895. The active caseload declined to 39,233 cases. The death toll stood at 4,313. As many as 3030 discharges and 12 deaths were reported on the day.
Punjab recorded 1,229 new COVID-19 cases, 692 recoveries and 14 deaths on Monday. The total caseload has risen to 189,620 while the active cases stood at 8,020. The death toll mounted to 5,941.
Karnataka reported a spike of 436 new infections, Tamil Nadu saw 556, Gujarat added 555, Madhya Pradesh recorded 427 and Haryana recorded 231 on Monday.
The cumulative number of 2,26,85,598 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered till Monday. Nearly 17 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on Monday making it the highest single-day coverage since the beginning of the drive in January, said the health ministry.
“16,96,588 vaccine doses were given (on March 8). While 14,30,954 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose, 2,65,634 health care workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) received the second dose as per the provisional report,” said the release.