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PIB’S BULLETIN ON COVID-19


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14 JUL 2021 10:05PM by PIB Delhi

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  • 38.76 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • 3,01,04,720 total recoveries across the country so far
  • Recovery Rate increases to 97.28%
  • 41,000 patients recovered during last 24 hours
  • India reports 38,792 new cases in last 24 hours
  • India’s Active Caseload currently at 4,29,946
  • Active cases constitute 1.39% of total cases
  • Weekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.25%
  • Daily positivity rate at 2.10%, less than 3% for 23 consecutive days
  • Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 43.59 crore tests conducted (Total)

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PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & BROADCASTING

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

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COVID-19 Update

National Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 38.76 Cr

 

Recovery Rate increases to 97.28%

 

38,792 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours

 

India’s Active Caseload (4,29,946) presently constitutes just 1.39% of total cases

 

Daily Positivity Rate (2.10%) less than 3% for 23 consecutive days

 

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 38.76 crore. A total of 38,76,97,935 vaccine doses have been administered through 49,10,876 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 37,14,441 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include:

HCWs

1st Dose

1,02,56,229

2nd Dose

74,47,783

FLWs

1st Dose

1,77,30,845

2nd Dose

1,00,52,409

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

11,64,12,064

2nd Dose

40,30,999

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

9,56,42,767

2nd Dose

2,54,39,376

Over 60 years

1st Dose

7,13,45,634

2nd Dose

2,93,39,829

Total

38,76,97,935

 

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, 3,01,04,720 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 41,000 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.28%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.

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India has reported 38,792 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

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

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India’s Active Caseload today stands at 4,29,946 and active cases are now only 1.39% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

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With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 19,15,501tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 43.59 crore (43,59,73,639) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.25% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.10% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained less than 3% for 23 consecutive days, and has remained below 5% for 37 consecutive days now.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1735285

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

 

More than 39.59 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

 

More than 1.51 Crore balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered

 

More than 39.59 crore (39,59,21,220) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 30,250 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 38,07,68,770 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 1.51 Cr (1,51,52,450) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1735274

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 180

 

India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses landmark milestone of 39 Cr

 

More than 32.10 lakh Vaccine Doses administered today till 7 pm

 

More than 12.19 Cr Vaccine doses administered in the age group 18-44, so far

 

In a landmark achievement, India’s cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage has surpassed 39 crore (39,10,53,156), as per the 7 pm provisional report today. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June. More than 32.10 lakh (32,10,451) Vaccine Doses have been administered today, as per the 7 pm provisional report.

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13,82,467 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,57,660 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years today. Cumulatively, 11,78,70,724 persons in the age group 18-44 years across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and total 41,92,141 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Eight States namely Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra have administered more than 50 lakh first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in the age group 18-44 years. Also, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have vaccinated more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years for the first dose of COVID vaccine.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1735596

 

Union Health Ministry reviews Status and Progress of VaccineProcurement by Private COVID Vaccination Centers (PCVC)

 

Slow pace of Procurement and administration of Vaccine by PCVCs in some States a cause of ‘serious worry’

 

States advised to conduct Daily Review to Facilitate Vaccine Procurement & Administration by Private COVID Vaccination Centers

 

Union Health Secretary Shri Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting today with Health Secretaries and senior immunization officials of 15 States/UTs of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana through video conference (VC) today. Nodal representatives from the two COVID vaccine manufactures, Ms/ Bharat Biotech and M/s Serum Institute of India (SII), were also present.

 

In light of the revised guidelines for universalisation of the countrywide COVID Vaccination Program and recent advisories, the progress of vaccine procurement and administrationbythe Private COVID Vaccination Centers (PCVCs)in these states/UT was reviewed. States were again informed of the usage of Co-WIN platform as the backend management tool for the order placements. States/UTs are required to aggregate this demand.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1735338

 

 

Myths Vs. Facts on COVID-19 mortality figures

 

Inferences drawn from comparison of HMIS and CRS data on Covid-19 deaths are fallacious and speculative

 

India has a robust system of recording Covid-19 deaths

 

It is reiterated that the Union Government has been transparent in its approach to COVID data management and a robust system of recording all COVID-19 related deaths already exists. All States and Union Territories have been entrusted with the responsibility to update the data in this particular system on a continuous basis.  In order to avoid inconsistency in number of deaths being reported, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued ‘Guidance for appropriate recording of COVID-19 related deaths in India’ for correct recording of all deaths as per ICD-10 codes recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO) for mortality coding.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1735295

 

COVID19 Vaccination: Myths Vs. Facts

 

Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya addresses issues of shortage of COVID vaccine in a series of tweets

 

“States/UTs informed in advance of Vaccine availability to ensure effective advance planning of the vaccination drive to avoid mismanagement”

 

Advises those who are spreading misinformation among the people through irresponsible statements for introspection

The Union Health Minister stated that the prevailing situation can be better understood by an analysis of the prevailing situation based on evidence and facts. To enable vaccination through Government and Private hospitals, 11.46 crore vaccine doses were made available to State governments and Union Territories in June 2021 by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This availability has been increased to 13.50 crore doses in the month of July, he said.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1735362

 

Cabinet approves increase in Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief

In view of the unprecedented situation which arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three additional instalments of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners, which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, had been frozen.

 

Now, the Government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension.  The increase reflects the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021.  The rate of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief for the period 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 shall remain at 17%

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1735374

 

Government caps Trade Margin up to 70% on Price to Distributor level on five medical devices

 

Keeping in view the evolving COVID pandemic, and the continuing demand of the medical devices, the Government has decided to regulate their prices for affordable healthcare and COVID management.By invokingextraordinary powers under Para 19 of the DPCO, 2013 in larger public interest National Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency (NPPA) has vide its notification dated 13.07.2021, capped the Trade Margin up to 70% on Price to Distributor (PTD) level on (i) Pulse Oximeter, (ii) Blood Pressure Monitoring Machine, (iii) Nebulizer, (iv) Digital Thermometer, and (v) Glucometer.

Earlier, in February 2019 NPPA hadpreviouslycapped the Trade Margin on Anti-Cancer Drugs and on 3rd June 2021 for Oxygen Concentrators. Based on the notified Trade Margin, NPPA has instructed the manufacturers / importers to report revised MRP within seven days. Revised MRPs will be informed in public domain thereafter by NPPA. The revised prices will come into effect from 20th July 2021.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1735430

 

Record Allocation 109.33 LMT foodgrains for free of cost distribution to the 14.71 Crore beneficiaries of Uttar Pradesh under PMGKAY

 

Foodgrains worth Rs 40093 crores allocated

 

Automation in Public Distribution ensuring that benefits of the scheme reach real beneficiaries and also that they get full quota of entitlement

 

In order to bring relief to the most vulnerable, a record allocation 109.33 LMT food grains for free of cost distribution for Uttar Pradesh has been made under PMGKAY. Over 14.71 Crore persons of Uttar Pradesh are being benefited through the said scheme. The cost of these food grains amounts to Rs 40093 crores.

 

The Government of India is bearing the entire cost on account of such distribution including food subsidy, intra-state transportation, dealer’s margin/additional dealer’s margin etc and the foodgrains are being issued free of cost to the State Government by Food Corporation of India. Under this scheme, 5 Kg food grains per person (which includes 3 Kg Wheat and 2 Kg Rice) per month was distributed additionally to the NFSA beneficiaries. Uttar Pradesh has the highest allocation in the country under NFSA.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1735329

 

Inputs from PIB Field Units

 

Punjab: The total number of patients tested Positive is 597821. Number of active cases is1427. Total Deaths reported is 16199. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose(Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 1353538. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose(Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 403714. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose is3599231. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose is 955600.

 

Haryana: Total Number of Samples found positive till date is 769343. Total activeCOVID-19 patients are 872. Number of deaths is 9563. Cumulative number of peoplevaccinated till date is 10056163.

 

Chandigarh: Total Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases is 61844. Total number of ActiveCases is 77. Total number of COVID-19 deaths till date is 809.

 

Himachal Pradesh: Total number of patients tested Covid positive till date is 203869.Total number of Active Cases is 1203. Total deaths reported till date is 3480.

 

Maharashtra: The state recorded 7243 new cases of COVI-19 yesterday whereas 10,978 patients recovered during the past 24 hours. A total of 59,38,734 patients have been recovered from Covid-19 in Maharashtra so far. 196 deaths reported due to Covid-19 in the state during the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has now 1,04,406 active cases at present. A total of 4,43,83,113 tests have been carried out so far.

 

Gujarat: Gujarat recorded 31 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. 113 patients recovered during the past 24 hours and were discharged from the hospitals.Total 8,13,512 patients have been recovered from Covid-19 in Gujarat till now. The recovery rate is 98.69 %. Maximum 9 new cases reported from Ahmedabad. No death reported due to Covid-19 in the state during the last 24 hours. Gujarat has now 719 active cases at present, out of which 6 patients are on ventilators. Meanwhile, 2,53,308 persons have been vaccinated in the state yesterday.

 

Rajasthan: No fresh fatality linked to the coronavirus was recorded in Rajasthan on Tuesday, even as 28 new cases raised the infection count to 9,53,187 in the state. The death toll from the pandemic stands at 8,945 in Rajasthan. A total of 9,43,629 people in the state have recovered from the infection and the number of active cases at present is 613.

 

Madhya Pradesh:With the addition of 23 fresh cases of COVID-19, the tally of infections in Madhya Pradesh reached 7,91,583 on Tuesday, while two casualties took the toll to 10,508. A total of 7,80,796 patients have recovered from the infection so far, leaving the state with 279 active cases. With 72,511 swab samples tested during the day, the total number of tests conducted in the state crossed the 1.3 crore mark, the official added. Number of tests so far 1,30,96,671.

 

Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh on Tuesday reported 295 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 more deaths, taking the number of infections to 9,98,565 and the toll to 13,482. The number of recoveries reached 9,80,933 after 122 people were discharged from various hospitals, while 536 others completed their home isolation during the day. State now has 4,150 active cases.

Raipur district recorded 21 new cases, taking its caseload to 1,57,452, including 3,134 deaths. Meanwhile, over 1.06 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to people in all eligible categories in the state till Monday (July 12).

 

Goa: Zero deaths due to COVID-19 was reported on Tuesday in Goa. The number of recoveries reached 1,64,155 while 3101 people have lost their lives so far. State now has 1,732 active cases and the total number of COVID cases reported so far is 1,68,988.

 

KERALA: The state confirmed 14,539 COVID-19 casesyesterday pushing the Test Positive Rate to 10.46%. 124 deaths were confirmed as the toll rising to14,810. So far, a total of 1,61,31,687 people have been vaccinated in thestate. Out of this 1,17,52,429 took first dose and 43,79,258 had their second dose.

 

TAMIL NADU: 2,505 more people tested positive for theinfection on Tuesday.

 

KARNATAKA: As per the State Government bulletin released for 13-07-2021, New Cases Reported:1,913; Total Active Cases: 34,234 New Covid Deaths: 48; Total Covid Deaths: 35,944;Around 1,24,443 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 2,60,12,043 have been vaccinated in thestate till now.

 

ANDHRA PRADESH: State reported 2567 new Covid-19 cases after testing 81,763 samples with 18deaths, while 3034 got discharged during the last 24 hours. Total cases: 19,26,988; Active cases: 26,710;Discharges: 18,87,236; Deaths: 13,042. A total of 1,78,36,272 doses of Covid vaccines have beenadministered in the state as on yesterday, which include 1,40,63,743 first doses and 37,72,529 seconddoses.

 

TELANGANA: As many as 767 new cases and three fatalities were reported yesterday taking the totalnumber of positive cases in the state to 6,33,146 and fatalities to 3,738. The positivity rate has increasedto 97.82 percent against the national average of 97.24 percent. The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is reportedto be 0.59 percent against the national average of 1.3 percent. The number of Active Cases in the statenow stands at 10,064. Coming to vaccination figures in the state, a total of 92,906 people of all sectionswere given first dose and 63,904 second dose yesterday. The cumulative figure of first dose beneficiariesin the state now stands at 1,06,25,404 and second dose at 21,19,921.

 

Assam:As many as 2,169 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the State on Tuesday when 23 people died of the infection. The positivity rate in the State during the day is 1.74 per cent.

 

Manipur: 796 more testing positive of COVID-19 to return daily positivity rate of 16 percent, 22 more deaths recorded to log second highest single day tally. On July 12 a total of 14,369 people received their vaccination shots in the State taking the total number of vaccinated people to 8,90,643. Out of the total, those who have received their second dose is 95,971.

 

Meghalaya: The state government has been able to achieve a vaccination coverage of 35.69% so far. The active COVID-19 tally in Meghalaya came down below the 4,000-mark after exactly two months. 506 recoveries and 365 fresh cases brought the tally down to 3,964. The number of people cured/discharged also crossed the 50,000-mark to stand at 50,336. The death toll now stands at 918.

 

Nagaland: Nagaland reports 88 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths on Tuesday. Total number of active cases are 962 while tally reaches 26,140.

 

Sikkim: 226 new positive cases were reportedfrom 796 samples; taking the total caseload to

22,623. There are 2,281 active cases in the Statepresently, while 170 recovered during this period; taking the total figure of recoveries to19,767. The toll remained unmoved at 317 with

no death reported on Tuesday.

 

Tripura: Prime Minister reviews North East situation and said it is a big concern that crowds are thronging hill stations and market areas without mask and Social Distance.

 

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