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26 JUL 2021 8:42PM by PIB Delhi

  • 43.51 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • 3,05,79,106total recoveries across the country so far
  • Recovery Rate currently at 97.35%
  • 35,968patients recovered during last 24 hours
  • India reports 39,361new cases in last 24 hours
  • India’s Active Caseload currently at 4,11,189
  • Active cases constitute 1.31% of total cases
  • Weekly Positivity Rate remainsbelow5%, currently at 2.31%
  • Daily positivity rate at 3.41%, remains below 5%
  • Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 45.74crore tests conducted(Total)









COVID-19 Update


India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 43.51 Cr


Recovery Rate stands at 97.35%


39,361 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours


India’s Active Caseload (4,11,189) presently constitutes 1.31% of total cases


Daily Positivity Rate (3.41%) less than 5% for 49 consecutive days


India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverageexceeded 43.51 Cr yesterday. Cumulatively,43,51,96,001vaccine doses have been administered through 52,95,458sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am today. 18,99,874vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include:


1st Dose


2nd Dose



1st Dose


2nd Dose


Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose


Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose


Over 60 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose





The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 21st June, 2021. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,05,79,106people have already recovered from COVID-19 and35,968patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.35%.


India has reported 39,361daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since twenty-nine continuous days. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India’s Active Caseload today stands at 4,11,189and active cases now constitute1.31% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 11,54,444tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 45.74 crore (45,74,44,011) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.31% and the Daily Positivity rate stands at 3.41% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 5%for 49 consecutive days now.




COVID-19 Vaccination Update


More than 45.37 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs


More than 3.09 Crore balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered


As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.




(As on 26 July 2021)



















More than 45.37 crore (45,37,70,580) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 59,39,010 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 42,28,59,270 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 3.09 Cr (3,09,11,310) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.




A COVID positive mother should continue to breastfeed the baby but is advised to keep the baby at a distance of 6 feet from her when she is not breastfeeding – Dr Manju Puri, Head, Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi


“Vaccines help the body develop immunity against a specific pathogen, it does not affect any other body tissue”


We strongly recommend an overall health check-up post-Covid recovery to ensure that the mother and the foetus are doing fine – Dr. Manju Puri


Dr Manju Puri, Head, Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi talks about the recent decision to administer Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy, and what precautions women should take to protect herself and her child from catching COVID-19.

It has now been approved that woman can take COVID-19 vaccines even during pregnancy. How will it help?

During the second wave, many women contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy compared to the first wave. COVID if severe can lead to serious complications during pregnancy, especially during the last trimester as the uterus is enlarged and presses on the diaphragm, compromising a woman’s ability to cope with a fall in oxygen saturation. This may lead to a sudden fall in blood oxygen saturation and risk the lives of both the mother and the child. Vaccines will help prevent severe disease in pregnant women.

Also, vaccinating a mother is likely to give some degree of protection to the new-born as the antibodies developed in the mother’s body post-vaccination will pass on to the developing foetus through her blood. In the case of lactating mothers, an infant gets these antibodies through the mother’s breast milk.



Scientists join hands targeting to synthesize compounds to inhibit maturation & propagation of COVID 19 virus


Scientists from India, Russia, Brazil, and South Africa will work together to repurpose, validate and synthesise lead compounds against main protease and RNA replicas, the enzyme that catalyses the replication of RNA, of SARS-CoV-2. The approach which could inhibit both maturation and propagation of viruses during the infection in the host cells can help produce new COVID-19 medicines with improved production methods.


The area of multistage targeted inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 has emerged few months back after WHO announced Covid-19 as global emergency. The multistage process involves viral genome replication, transcription and maturation are the multistage processes, which are interlinked in the viral machinery and promote viral propagation. They are regulated by the enzymes protease and RNA replicase. Inhibiting these effects would be crucial to complete the dream of millions of people on this earth to develop/repurpose a drug molecule against COVID-19.



Spirituality can relieve mental stress caused by COVID: Vice President


The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today stressed the need to accord priority to mental wellbeing as a public health issue in the wake of the COVID pandemic.he Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today stressed the need to accord priority to mental wellbeing as a public health issue in the wake of the COVID pandemic.



Inputs from PIB Field Units


KERALA: Kerala reported 17,466 new cases of Covid 19 on Sunday. The TestPositivity Rate (TPR) which stood at 11.91 percent on Saturday increasedagain touching 12.3 percent on Sunday.The state also reported 66deaths taking the official toll to 16,035. As many as 15,247 personsrecovered from the infection. So far a total of 1,86,82,938 people havereceived the first and second dose of vaccines. Of these 1,30,33,268received the first dose and 56,49,670 got the second dose.


TAMIL NADU: TamilNadu recorded on Sunday, a total of 1,808 positive cases, positivity rate is now at 1.3%.A total of 2,11,35,771 people have been vaccinated in the Statetill now of which 1,73,31,932 have received their first dose and38,03,839 have received second dose


KARNATAKA: As per the State Government bulletin released for 24-07-2021, New Cases Reported: 1,001; Total Active Cases: 23,419 New CovidDeaths: 22; Total Covid Deaths: 36,374;Around 82,709 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 2,88,75,892have been vaccinated in the state till now.


ANDHRA PRADESH: State reported 2252 new Covid-19 cases aftertesting 84,858 samples with 15 deaths, while 2440 got discharged duringthe last 24 hours. Total cases: 19,54,765; Active cases: 22,155;Discharges: 19,19,354; Deaths: 13,256. A total of 1,95,70,887 doses ofCovid vaccines have been administered in the state as on yesterday,which include 1,49,13,422 first doses and 46,57,465 second doses.


TELANGANA: As many as 494 new cases and four fatalities werereported yesterday taking the total number of cases in the state to6,41,153 and deaths to 3,784. The positivity rate among the covidpatients in the state has reached to 97.94 percent against the nationalaverage of 97.32 percent. The Case Fatality Rate is reported to be 0.59 percent against the national average of 1.3 percent. The number ofactive cases in the state now stands at 9,405.


Maharashtra: Maharashtra on Sunday reported 6,843 new coronavirus positive cases and 123 fatalities, raising the overall tally to 62,64,922 and the toll to 1,31,552. With 5,212 patients being discharged after treatment during the day, the count of recoveries in Maharashtra went up to 60,35,029 so far, leaving the state with 94,985 active cases.


Gujarat:Gujarat’s COVID-19 tally rose to 8,24,713 as 30 new cases were reported on Sunday, while the toll remained unchanged at 10,076 as no death was reported from the infection during the day. The discharge of 42 people from hospitals took the recovery count to 8,14,307, which is 98.74 per cent of the tally, leaving the state with 330 active cases.In Gujarat, schools for classes 9 to 11 have been reopened with 50 percent seating capacity from today.


Rajasthan:Twenty fresh Covid cases were reported in Rajasthan, taking the infection tally to 9,53,542 on Sunday. No new fatality occurred due to the disease in the last 24 hours and the death toll stood at 8,952. Of the 20 fresh cases, seven were reported from Jaipur, among others.There are 313 active cases in the state, while a total of 9,44,277 patients have recovered from Covid so far.


Madhya Pradesh:Madhya Pradesh on Sunday added 12 COVID-19 cases to its tally, which reached 7,91,750, while the toll remained unchanged at 10,512 as no death was reported during the day. The recovery count stands at 7,81,090, leaving the leaving the state with 148 active cases. 2,78,67,459 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the state, including 4,628 on Sunday. Schools across the state reopened after 16 months for students of Class 11th and 12th from today with 50% attendance. As per the instructions of state government there is ban on all kinds of mass activities such as prayers, student meetings, and swimming pool sessions.


Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh’s COVID-19 count rose to 10,01,167 on Sunday with the addition of 130 fresh cases, while the death toll mounted by five to 13,516. The number of recoveries reached 9,84,913 after 10 people were discharged from various hospitals while 166 others completed their home isolation stay during the day. The number of active cases in Chhattisgarh now stands at 2,738.


Goa: A day after no Covid mortalities, Goa reported six Covid-19 deaths on Sunday, highest in two weeks. Goa’s COVID-19 tally reached 1,70,491 on Sunday after 75 cases were detected during the day, while the death toll rose by six to touch 3,132. The recovery count increased to 1,66,201 after 149 people were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, leaving the state with 1,158 active cases.


Assam:A total of 22 Covid deaths were reported in Assam in the last 24 hours, while 1,054 new infections were detected. COVID-19 casualty of children much less than that of adults. 26 of the 9,426 Covid affected children of the age group 0-5 years and 29 of the 45,569 affected children of the age group 6-18 died.


Manipur:The State on Sunday reported 13 death cases and 1207 new positive cases out of 8327 samples tested registering a positivity rate of 14.50 per cent.On July 24, a total of 30,667 persons received their vaccination shots to take the total to 11,94,736. Out of the total, those who have received their second dose are 1,65,300.


Meghalaya: Ten more patients succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday, taking the death toll in the state to 1,024 while 597 fresh cases pushed the active tally to 5,007. The total recoveries have gone up to 55,163 after 288 patients recovered from the viral infection in the past 24 hours.Out of the total number of COVID deaths in the last one week, 97% were of those who were not vaccinated.


Sikkim:Out of 2,093 samples tested,Sikkim recorded 337 newCovid positive cases onSunday. There was onedeath. Sikkim’s daily Covid count goes past 300 for seventh time in past 94 days.


Nagaland: Nagaland reports 68 new cases and 4 deaths on Sunday. Active cases are 1285 while tally goes up to 27,308.



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