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Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts

India reported more than 59,000 COVID-19 new cases on March 26. Active cases have now risen to 4.21 lakh while more than 5.55 crore vaccines have been administered to date.

March 26, 2021 / 11:32 AM IST
File image (Image: AP)

File image (Image: AP)

India's coronavirus count continues to surge with 59,118 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's total COVID-19 cases to above 1.18 crore, the health ministry’s update on March 26 said. 

India reported 257 deaths and 32,987 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the latest release shows. More than 5.55 crore vaccine doses have been administered across India, according to the March 26 update, with 23,58,731 new vaccinations reported in a day. 

Of the total vaccines, 85 percent are first doses, while 15 percent are second doses. Among states, Maharashtra has administered the most 5.2 million vaccines followed by Rajasthan (5.1 million) and Uttar Pradesh (5 million). 

Active cases rose to 4,21,066 with an increase of 25,874 cases on March 26. Maharashtra continues to reports the most—2,64,001 or 63 percent— active cases in the country followed by Kerala (24,690) and Punjab (21,405).