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  • 41.18 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • 3,03,53,710total recoveries across the country so far
  • Recovery Rate increases to 97.37%
  • 45,254 patients recovered during last 24 hours
  • India reports 30,093 new cases in last 24 hours; lowest in 125 days
  • India’s Active Caseload currently at 4,06,130; lowest in 117 days
  • Active cases constitute 1.30% of total cases
  • Weekly Positivity Rate remainsbelow 5%, currently at 2.06%
  • Daily positivity rate at 1.68%, less than 3% for 29 consecutive days
  • Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 44.73crore tests conducted(Total)








COVID-19 Vaccination Update

More than 42.15 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 2.11 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 20 July 2021)


















More than 42.15 crore (42,15,43,730) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 71,40,000 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 40,03,50,489 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 2.11 Cr (2,11,93,241) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.



Research on Ayush Medicines to Curb Covid-19 Outbreak


During the second wave of this pandemic, AYUSH-64 and KabasuraKudineer were repurposed for COVID 19 after the robust scientific studies found them useful in asymptomatic, mild and moderate COVID-19 infection as standalone and/or as an adjunct to Standard care as per the studies conducted by Ministry of Ayush in collaboration with Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Ministry of Science and Technology (CSIR & DBT), Department of Science and Technology and reputed scientific organisations and hospitals. However, Govt. of India has released “National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for management of COVID-19”.



IIT Ropar develops first-of-its-kind Oxygen rationing device – AMLEX


To increase the life of medical oxygen cylinders three fold, the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar has developed a first-of-its-kind Oxygen Rationing Device – AMLEX that supplies a required volume of oxygen to the patient during inhalation and trips when the patient exhales CO2. This process saves oxygen which otherwise unnecessarily get wasted.


So far, during exhalation, the oxygen in the oxygen cylinder/pipe is pushed out along with the exhaled CO2 by the user. This leads to wastage of a large volume of oxygen in long run. In addition to this, a large volume of oxygen escapes from the openings of the mask to the environment in the resting period (between inhalation and exhalation) due to continuous flow of life saving gas in the mask. As we have seen the demand of medical oxygen has jumped manifold amid the second wave of Covid-19, the device would help in stopping the unwanted wastage of the same.




Oxygen generation facility inaugurated at INHS Dhanvantari, Port Blair

An oxygen generation facility was inaugurated by Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Lieutenant General Ajai Singh at Indian Naval Hospital,INHSDhanvantari in Port Blairon July 19, 2021. The plant has been installed to augment the medical and support facilities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands amidst the COVID-19 situation. The setting-up of the plant was taken up by the Andaman and Nicobar Command through M/s ITD Cementation India Limited, which is undertaking a major marine infrastructure project in the Command.



Indian start-up makes affordable and dual powered defibrillator – SanMitra 1000hct


Jeevtronics, an ISO13485 certified company, has already received four patents in US and India, and had been facilitated financially by BIRAC under the schemes of BIG and IIPME (Early Transition stage) in the past.SanMitra 1000 HCTis designed to international IEC standards for medical devices and the patented technology costs INR 99,999+ taxes, which is1/4th of the big brands, as reported by the start-up.These defibrillators can be usually preferred over chest compressions (CPR), and can even prove fruitful in treating COVID-19 patients suffering from issues related to rate or rhythm of the heartbeat (Arrythmias).



Inputs from PIB Field Units


Maharashtra: Maharashtra’s coronavirus caseload stands at 62,20,207 on Monday after 6,017 people tested positive for the infection, the lowest since February 22, while the death toll increased to 1,27,097 as 66 patients succumbed to COVID-19. 13,051 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of recovered cases to 59,93,401. The state now has 96,375 active COVID-19 cases.


Gujarat: Gujarat recorded 24 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the tally to 8,24,517, while no fresh death due to COVID-19 was reported from anywhere in the state. Also, 74 patients were discharged during the day, which pushed the number of recovered cases in the state to 8,13,998. There are 443 active cases in Gujarat, out of which six patients are in critical condition. Out of 33 districts, 22 did not report any new COVID-19 case on Monday.As many as 3,92,953 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Monday, taking the number of doses administered so far in the state to 2,97,34,497. A total of 2,19,997 vaccine doses were administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years.


Rajasthan: Rajasthan reported 33 COVID-19 cases and one fatality on Monday, taking the state’s infection tally to 9,53,393 and its death toll to 8,951. A total of 9,44,007 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease so far, and the number of active cases stands at 435.Meanwhile, more than 2,87,80,000 COVID vaccines have been administered in the state,so far. Night Curfew is still in force in the state from 11 P.M. to 5 A.M. Religious events are also banned across the state.


Madhya Pradesh: In Madhya Pradesh, classes of Standard 11th and 12th in schools and hostels will begin from 26th of July, while ensuring strict adherence to COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Classes of Standard 9th and 10th will begin from 5th of August.Madhya Pradesh on Monday added 12 COVID-19 cases to its tally, which reached 7,91,670, while no death was reported during the day. The recovery count stands at 7,80,956 and the toll is 10,512, leaving the state with 202 active cases.2,56,36,450 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far, including 4,55,485 on Monday.


Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh’s COVID-19 tally reached 10,00,169 on Monday after 316 people tested positive for the infection, while four deaths during the day took the toll to 13,500. The number of recoveries reached 9,83,200 as 212 people were discharged from hospitals and 350 completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 3,469 active cases.


Goa: Goa’s coronavirus caseload went up by 99 and reached 1,69,839 on Monday, while the day also saw 225 recoveries and the toll remaining unchanged at 3,111. The recovery count stands at 1,65,292 and the active caseload is 1,436.


KERALA: The state confirmed 9,931 COVID-19 cases on Monday. Asof now, there are 1,21,708 active cases in the state. 58 deaths were also confirmed with the toll rising to15,408. Test positivity rate stands at 11.08. On Monday, 3,43,749 people got vaccinated. So far, a total of 1,71,22,686 people have taken vaccine in the state. Of this,1, 21,84,864 have taken the first dose and 49,37,822 people second dose.


TAMIL NADU: A total of 1,971 people tested positive for the virus on Monday and thenumber of fatalities stood at 28. Public Health Department officials have said 6% of the state’s population were fullyvaccinated. One in five got at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.


KARNATAKA: As per the State Government bulletin released for 19-07-2021, New Cases Reported:1,291; Total Active Cases: 27,527 New Covid Deaths: 40; Total Covid Deaths: 36,197;Around 2,53,454 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 2,75,81,106 have been vaccinated in thestate till now.


ANDHRA PRADESH: State reported 1628 new Covid-19 cases after testing 71,152 samples with 22deaths, while 2744 got discharged during the last 24 hours. Total cases: 19,41,724; Active cases: 23,570;Discharges: 19,05,000; Deaths: 13,154. A total of 1,87,98,161 doses of Covid vaccines have beenadministered in the state as on yesterday, which include 1,45,59,253 first doses and 42,38,908 seconddoses.


TELANGANA: As many as 746 new cases and five fatalities were reported yesterday taking the totalnumber of positive cases in the state to 6,37,373 and deaths to 3,764. The positivity rate among Covidpatients in the state has reached to 97.86 percent against the national average of 97.29 percent. TheCase Fatality Rate (CFR) is reported to be 0.59 percent against the national average of 1.3 percent. Thetotal number of Active Cases in the state now stands at 9,836.


Punjab: The total number of patients tested Positive is 598387. Number of active cases is953. Total Deaths reported is 16237. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose(Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 1356170. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose(Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 406932. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose is3650929. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose is 1011293.


Chandigarh: Total Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases is 61893. Total number of ActiveCases is 46. Total number of COVID-19 deaths till date is 809.


Assam: A total of 20 COVID deaths were reported in Assam on Monday, while 1,797 new infections were detected. The positivity rate in State during the day was 1.18 percent.


Manipur: Manipur reports 774 cases, 16 deaths; daily positivity rate still worrisome-Despite the slight decline in the fresh cases, the rate of infection was 17.83 percent.According to Covid Control Room, the number of Covid vaccine doses administered on July 18 is 7, 380, while the cumulative dose administered is 1,043,504 (1st dose 9,29,764 and 2nd dose 1,13,740).This means the State, which has 19,39,244 eligible population for vaccination, has vaccinated 53.81% of the population with at least one dose of the vaccine. 47.94% of the adult population have been vaccinated with 1st dose, only a mere 5.87% of the eligible population are fully vaccinated against the virus.


Meghalaya: ten more persons succumb to the viral infection in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 955.The active tally in the state once again breached the 4,000-mark with 385 fresh cases being recorded on Monday.323 patients also recovered from the viral infection, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 52,787.


Nagaland: Nagaland reports 62 new cases and 2 deaths on Monday. Active cases are 1147 while tally reaches 26,744.


Sikkim: Sikkim reported more thandouble new positive casesof Coronavirus within aspan of 24 hours. The statereported 257 new positivecases out of 1335 samplestested with 19.2% positivityrate. The total caseload has risen to 23649 while there are 2429active cases at present. With 136 new recoveries, total number of recoveredpatients stand at 20634. With no fresh deaths reported, the toll figure remained at 324.



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