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  • 39.13 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • 3,01,43,850total recoveries across the country so far
  • Recovery Rate increases to 97.28%
  • 39,130patients recovered during last 24 hours
  • India reports 41,806new cases in last 24 hours
  • India’s Active Caseload currently at 4,32,041
  • Active cases constitute 1.39% of total cases
  • Weekly Positivity Rate remainsbelow5%, currently at 2.21%
  • Daily positivity rate at 2.15%, less than 3% for 24 consecutive days
  • Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 43.80crore tests conducted (Total)









COVID-19 Update

  • India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 39 Cr


  • Recovery Rate increases to 97.28%


  • 41,806 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours


  • India’s Active Caseload (4,32,041) presently constitutes 1.39% of total cases


  • Daily Positivity Rate (2.15%) less than 3% for 24 consecutive days


India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the landmark of 39 crores. Cumulatively,39,13,40,491 vaccine doses have been administered through 49,41,567 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 34,97,058 vaccine 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, 3,01,43,850 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and39,130patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.28%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.

India has reported 41,806 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since eighteen 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 4,32,041 and active cases now constitute 1.39% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 19,43,488 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 43.80 crore (43,80,11,958) 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 2.21% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.15% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained less than 3% for 24 consecutive days, and has remained below 5% for 38 consecutive days now.



COVID-19 Vaccination Update


More than 40.31 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs


More than 1.92 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 15 July 2021)















More than 40.31 crore (40,31,74,380) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 83,85,790 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 38,39,02,614 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 1.92 Cr (1,92,71,766) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.


Union Health Ministry reviews preparations under “India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package: Phase II” with States/UTs


Stress on Effective Advance Preparations for Ensuring Robust Health Infrastructure and Efficient Clinical Management of COVID


Union Health Ministry reviewed preparations under the recently approved, Rs. 23,123 Cr.  “India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package: Phase II” with Health Secretaries and senior officials of all States/UTs, through a video conference (VC) today.

Union Cabinet chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister approved the new scheme “India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project: Phase-II” amounting to Rs. 23,123 Crore for FY 2021-22 on 8th July 2021. This will be implemented from 01 July 2021 to 31 March 2022.



PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various development projects in Varanasi


  • Lauds Kashi and Uttar Pradesh for their efforts in fight against the pandemic


  • Kashi is becoming a big medical hub of Purvanchal: PM


  • Cleanliness and beauty of Maa Ganga and Kashi is an aspiration and priority: PM


  • Work is on for schemes worth 8000 crore in the region: PM


  • Uttar Pradesh is fast emerging as the leading investment destination of the country:PM


  • Rule of law and focus on development is ensuring that people of UP are getting benefits of the schemes: PM


  • Reminds people of UP to remain vigilant against the virus


Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister recalled the difficult last few months when the mutated coronavirus attacked with full force. The Prime Minister lauded the efforts of Uttar Pradesh and Kashi in dealing with the challenge. He praised the efforts of the Government of Uttar Pradesh in dealing with the pandemic. He praised his team from Kashi, the administration and the entire team of Corona warriors for the way they mobilized day and night to create arrangements in Kashi. “Even in the difficult days, Kashi has shown that it never stops and never tires”, said the Prime Minister.He contrasted the unprecedented handling of the second wave with the earlier instances when Japanese encephalitis type of diseases used to wreak havoc. Even the small challenges used to acquire massive proportions in the absence of medical facilities and political will.  Today UP is the state with the highest number of tests and vaccinations, he said.



PM inaugurates the International Cooperation and Convention Centre – Rudraksh in Varanasi


Despite Covid, the pace of development remains intact in Kashi : PM

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that despite Covid, the pace of development remains intact in Kashi. He added that the ‘International Cooperation and Convention Center – Rudraksh’ is the result of this creativity and dynamism. He said this Centre shows the strong connect between India and Japan. He lauded Japan’s effort in helping to build the convention centre.



Shri Arjun Munda virtually launches the nationwide campaign ‘COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam’


  • TRIFED, UNICEF to leverage 45,000 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras to promote COVID vaccines among 50 lakh tribals


  • The campaign will clear all misconception spread among tribals about vaccination: Shri Munda

Shri Arjun Munda, Minister of Tribal Affairs, today, virtually launched the nationwide campaign “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam”  to accelerate the pace of COVID vaccination among tribals, in India.  Minister of State for Steel, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste; Ministers of State for Tribal Affairs – Shri Bishweswar Tudu and Smt. Renuka Singh too were present virtually during the launch. Other dignitaries present during the launch were Shri Pravir Krishna, Managing Director, TRIFED; WHO Representative Dr. RodericoOfrin; UNICEF India Representative Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque; and senior officers of TRIFED as well as partners of Tribal Affairs Ministry and TRIFED in states.



ESIC felicitates donors to ESIC Hospitals during COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister  for Labour & Employment and Environment, Forests and climate change Shri Bhupender Yadav said the government has undertaken the 3Ts for confronting the pandemic for over 125 crore people of the country. These include tracking, testing and treatment. He said, the country has moved ahead in the field of production of masks and PPE kits, while two indigenous vaccines have been developed in the country. He expressed hope that around 257 crore vaccines will be produced and distributed by the year end. The Minister said the government is totally committed for welfare of the people, it has endeavoured to provide electricity and health facilities to all in the country. In this direction, the health budget has been enhanced by 137per cent.    He said under the new Social Security Codes all benefits will be extended even if there is only one employee covered in a company.



Inputs from PIB Field Units


Punjab: The total number of patients tested Positive is 597929. Number of active cases is1386. Total Deaths reported is 16207. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose(Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 1354161. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose(Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 404241. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose is3606743. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose is 959627.

Haryana: Total Number of Samples found positive till date is 769383. Total activeCOVID-19 patients is 854. Number of deaths is 9571. Cumulative number of peoplevaccinated till date is 10184089.

Chandigarh: Total Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases is 61851. Total number of ActiveCases is 72. Total number of COVID-19 deaths till date is 809.

Himachal Pradesh: Total number of patients tested Covid positive till date is 203962.Total number of Active Cases is 1191. Total deaths reported till date is 3483.

Maharashtra: Maharashtra reported 8,602 new coronavirus positive cases and 170 deaths on Wednesday, taking the caseload to 61,81,247 and toll to 1,26,390. A total of 6,067 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, while the number of recoveries rose to 59,44,801. In Mumbai, 619 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 7,29,263, and the death toll increased to 15,654 with 10 fresh fatalities.The state of Maharashtra has fully vaccinated approximately 4 crore people out of estimated 10 crore population in the state.

Gujarat: Gujarat on Wednesday added 41 new infections, which took its COVID-19 tally to 8,24,346, while the toll stood at 10,074 with no fresh fatalities. At least 71 patients were discharged during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 8,13,583. The state is now left with 689 active cases, of which eight patients are in a critical condition. Only 15 out of the state’s 33 districts reported new cases, with Ahmedabad reporting the highest number of nine cases.

Rajasthan: Rajasthan reported 37 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active Covid-19 caseload in the state has also dropped below 600 and now stands at 558. Out of which 37 new cases, seven were registered from state capital Jaipur. As against the new cases, 90 people recovered from Covid19 in the same period. Two Covid deaths were reported in the state in the same period.So far, 8947 people have died in Rajasthan due to Covid19.

Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh’s COVID-19 caseload reached 7,91,594, after 11 persons tested positive for the infection on Wednesday, while the toll stood at 10,508 with no new casualties. With this, the central state currently has 271 patients undergoing treatment.At least 3,69,537 persons took their COVID-19 shots during the day, raising the total vaccination count in the state to 2,45,24,429.

Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 9,98,817 as 252 people tested positive for the infection on Wednesday, while four fresh fatalities took the toll to 13,486. The number of recoveries reached 9,81,303 after a total of 105 people were discharged from various hospitals while 265 others completed their home isolation during the day. The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 4,028.Around 1.08 crore shots of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered to people in all categories in the state till Tuesday. While 89,04,665 people have received the first jab of vaccines, 18,82,161 have got both the doses.

Goa: With the addition of 227 fresh cases of COVID-19, the tally of infections in Goa rose to 1,69,215 on Wednesday. At least 171 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the count of recoveries to 1,64,326, while the toll stood at 3,101, as no new casualties were reported during the day. The coastal state currently has 1,788 patients undergoing treatment.With 5,651 swab samples tested during the day, the total number of tests conducted in the state has gone up to 9,84,237.

KERALA: The staterecorded 15,637 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday after testing 1,55,882 samples, making the TestPositivity Rate drop to 10.03 per cent. With 12,974 more recovering from the infection, the numberactive patients in the state came down to 1,17,708. With 128 more deaths being confirmed due to thedisease, Kerala’s toll rose to 14,938. A total of 1,62,46,287 took first dose and 44,41,178 had theirsecond dose.

TAMIL NADU: Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported 2,458 new Covid cases, 55 deaths and 3,021 recoveries.

KARNATAKA: Karnataka on Wednesday reported 1,990 new cases of Covid-19 and 45 deaths as thecaseload swelled to 28,76,587 and toll to 35,989.

ANDHRA PRADESH: State reported 2591 new Covid-19 cases after testing 90,204 samples with 15deaths, while 3329 got discharged during the last 24 hours. Total cases: 19,29,579; Active cases: 25,957;Discharges: 18,90,565; Deaths: 13,057. A total of 1,80,40,284 doses of Covid vaccines have beenadministered in the state as on yesterday, which include 1,41,91,226 first doses and 38,49,058 seconddoses.

TELANGANA: The cumulative number of Covid tests in the state crossed Two Crore mark yesterday andnow stands at 2,00,99,983. As many as 749 new cases and five deaths were reported yesterday takingthe total number of positive cases in the state to 6,33,895 and fatalities to 3,743. The recovery rate hasincreased to 97.79 percent against the national average of 97.26 percent. The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) isreported to be at 0.59 percent against the national average of 1.3 percent. The number of Active Casesin the state now stands at 10,203.

Assam: As many as 2,046 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the State on Wednesday when 22 people died of the infection. The positivity rate in the State during the day is 1.54 per cent.

Manipur: A total of 31,086 persons received their vaccination jabs on July 13 in the State and the total number of vaccinated people is now 9,21,729. This is inclusive of 99,374 who have received their second dose.Till July 13, the total number of patients admitted is 2287 and the number of beds available is 1951, added the COVID-19 Common Control Room

Meghalaya: Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded 422 fresh cases of COVID-19 while 458 patients recovered from the viral infection. Three more patients succumbed to the infection on Wednesday taking the death toll to 921.The active tally now stands at 3,925 while a total number of 50,794 patients have recovered from the infection.

Nagaland: Nagaland reports 109 new cases and 2 deaths on Wednesday. Active cases are 1017 while total reaches 26,249.

Sikkim: Sikkim recorded no Covid deaths for the second consecutive day today. 169 new cases of novel coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours. 170 peoplerecovered. Sikkim’s count of confirmedcases of COVID-19 now stands at22,792, while the number of recovered cases stands at 19,937.


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