The Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday (March 18) that as many as 35,871 new COVID-19 cases and 17,741 recoveries were reported in India in the last 24 hours.
The total number positive cases in the country reached 1,14,74,605, including 2,52,364 active cases and 1,10,63,025 recoveries. The death toll stands at 1,59,216 including 172 in the last 24 hours.
As many as 3,71,43,255 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far in the country.
Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat andTamil Nadu continue to report a high number of daily new cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 61.8% of the daily new cases.