(file pic :  Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan)

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New Delhi : Withe the alarming spike continuing, a total of 46,951 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in India in last 24 hours taking the tally to 1,16,46,081 cases in the country at 8 am on March 22, 2021. The active cases (3,34,646) on March 22, 2021, accounted for 2.87% of the total cases (1,16,46,081), an increase of 25,559 cases in last 24 hours. On the other hand, a total of 21,180 Covid-19 patients ere declared cured / discharged in India in last 24 hours taking the tally to 1,11,51,468 in the country at 8 am on March 22, 2021.

India has tested 23,44,45,774 samples so far including 8,80,665 samples on March 21, 2021.  Meanwhile, 4,50,65,998 persons have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country including 4,62,157 beneficiaries on March 21. The recovery rate (RR) of Covid-19 patients dropped to 95.75% in India on March 22, 2021.

The Covid-19 toll surged to 1,59,967 in India on March 22 with 212 new deaths being recorded in the country in last 24 hours including 69 in Maharashtra, 44 in Punjab, 13 in Kerala, 10 in Chhattisgarh, 9 in Tamilnadu, 7 in Gujarat, 5 in Haryana, 3 in West Bengal, 3 in Madhya Pradesh, 3 in Goa, 2 in Karnataka, 2 in Bihar, 2 in Telengana, 2 in Rajasthan, 1 in Delhi, 1 in Uttar Pradesh, and 1 in Jharkhand. India had recorded 197 new deaths on March 21, 2021. The case fatality rate dropped to 1.37 % in the country at 8 am on March 22, 2021.

The Covid-19 toll in India on March 22, 2021, was : Maharashtra (53,399), Tamilnadu (12,599), Karnataka (12,434), Delhi (10,956), Andhra Pradesh (7,189), Uttar Pradesh (8,759), West Bengal (10,306), Gujarat (4,450), Madhya Pradesh (3,906), Rajasthan (2,798), Punjab (6,324), Telengana (1,671), J&K (1,981), Haryana (3,098), Bihar (1,559), Odisha (1,919), Jharkhand (1,096), Assam (1,100), Uttarakhand (1,704), Kerala (4,495), Chhattisgarh (3,950), Puducherry (675), Goa (818), Tripura (391), Chandigarh (362), Andaman & Nicobar (62), Himachal Pradesh (1,018), Ladakh (130), Manipur (373), Nagaland (91), Meghalaya (149), Arunachal Pradesh (56), Sikkim (135), Mizoram (11), Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (2), and Lakshadweep (1).