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|India reports 1.34 lakh Daily New Cases in last 24 hours; Less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 7 continuous daysDaily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for 21st consecutive dayRecovery Rate further climbs to 92.79%Daily Positivity Rate at 6.21% continues trend of less than 10% positivity for 10 continuous days India administers more than 22 crore vaccine doses under National COVID Vaccination Drive|
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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
India reports 1.34 lakh Daily New Cases in last 24 hours; Less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 7 continuous days Daily
- India has reported 1,34,154 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours.
- The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 7 continuous days now. This is a result of collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.
- India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. 17,13,413 active cases have been reported today.
- A net decline of 80,232 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 6.02%of the country’s total Positive Cases.
- India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 21st consecutive day. 2,11,499 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
- Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 7.66% while the Daily Positivity rate has reduced and is at 6.21% today. It has remained less than 10% for 10 consecutive days now.
- A total of 22,10,43,693 vaccine doses have been administered through 31,24,981 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.
COVID-19 Vaccination UPDATE
Government of India has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 24crore vaccine doses (24,17,11,750) to States/UTs.
Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 21,96,49,280 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).
More than 2 crore COVID Vaccine doses (2,20,62,470) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
Union Ministry of Health finalises advance arrangement with M/s Biological-E Ltd., Hyderabad for 30 cr COVID19 Vaccine doses
Union Ministry of Health has finalised arrangements with Hyderabad based vaccine manufacturer Biological-E to reserve 30 crore of COVID-19 vaccine doses. These vaccine doses will be manufactured and stockpiled by M/s Biological-E from August-December 2021. For this purpose, the Union Ministry of Health would be making an advance payment of Rs. 1500 crore to M/s Biological-E.
The COVID-19 vaccine of Biological-E is currently undergoing Phase-3 clinical trial after showing promising results in Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials. The vaccine being developed by Biological-E is a RBD protein sub-unit vaccine and is likely to be available in the next few months.
The proposal of M/s Biological-E was examined and recommended for approval after due diligence by National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC).
Advisory to General Entertainment channels for promotion of national helpline numbers
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has today issued advisory to all private General Entertainment (non-news) television channels to promote awareness of the following national helpline numbers by way of a ticker or such appropriate ways as they may consider at periodical intervals, especially during prime time
|1075||National Helpline No. of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare|
|1098||Child Helpline No. of Ministry of Women and Child Development|
|14567||Senior Citizens Helpline of the Ministry of Social Justice andEmpowerment(NCT Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand)|
|08046110007||Helpline No. of NIMHANS for psychological support|
|14443||AYUSH Covid-19 Counselling Helpline|
Pune Airport transports over 10 crore doses of vaccines across the country since January 2021
Pune Airport has been playing significant role as the hub for the distribution of Serum Institute’s Covidshield vaccine across India. More than 10 crore doses of Covid Vaccine from 12th January 2021 till 27th May 2021, approximately 9052 Pieces (approx. 2,89,465wgt. in kgs) have been transported through various airlines from Pune Airport to different destinations such as Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Goa, Jaipur, Port Blair, Vijayawada, Bhubaneshwar, Patna, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Leh, Karnal, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Ranchi, Jammu, Cochin, Dehradun, Srinagar and Trivandrum. India’s Airports across the country are contributing by ensuring seamless transport & shipment of vaccines and other essential medical supplies across the length and breadth of the country.
Busting Myths on Vaccination; More than 1 crore Doses of COVID vaccines have been distributed to Tamil Nadu till 2nd June, 2021
There have been some Media Reports suggesting shortage of vaccines in Tamil Nadu. These reports are factually incorrect and without any basis.
As on 2nd June 2021, more than 1 crore doses of COVID vaccines have been distributed to Tamil Nadu, of which 93.3 lakhs doses have been consumed. Total 7.24 lakhs doses are currently available with the State. Tamil Nadu has also been provided information of the total number of doses of vaccines available to the State from Government of India channel, free of cost, for the first & second fortnight of June, 2021. Total 7.48 lakh vaccine doses for Tamil were available through Govt. of India channel from 1st June, 2021 to 15th June 2021 and additional 18.36 lakh vaccine doses for Tamil Nadu are also available through Govt. of India channel from 15th June to 30th June 2021.
INPUTS FROM PIB FIELD UNITS
Kerala:The State government has included 11 more categories, in the priority group under the 18-44 age group for Covid-19 vaccination. As many as 32 categories of people belonging to the age group were included in the group earlier by considering them as frontline workers. As per the new decision, field workers of Meteorology Department, field workers of Metro rail, field worker of water metro, Hajj pilgrims, ambulance drivers, bank employees, medical representatives, Air India field officers, police trainees, volunteers working in the field and all above 18 years in Tribal colonies will also come in the priority group. Judicial Officers and staff of High Court and Subordinate Courts, bedridden patients of the age group between 18 and 44 and age group above 45 years have also been included in this list. Meanwhile, Kerala recorded highest single-day toll of 213 deaths yesterday with the death toll mounting to 9222. 19,661 new Covid cases were also reported and TPR was at 15.3%. A total of 97,27,370 people have so far been vaccinated in the state. Out of this, 76,19,545 had first dose and 21,07,825 second dose.
Tamil Nadu:Students, teachers, parents and academicians in Tamil Nadu have requested the State government to cancel the Class 12 board examinations taking a cue from the central government’s decision cancelling both the CBSE exams. Black Fungus: TN Health Department said that the government has established 312 beds in Government hospitals in Chennai to exclusively cater to those affected by Black Fungus. Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday asked the Union government to ensure supply of vaccine doses proportionate to the population of Tamil Nadu to recommence vaccination drive and operationalize the Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) in Chengalpet at the earliest. TN’s Covid-19 toll crossed 25,000 on Wednesday as 483 more people succumbed to the infection. Across the State, there was a further dip in fresh infections, with 25,317 people testing positive for Covid-19. Till date 93,39,816 have been vaccinated across the State, of which 72,77,828 received first dose and 20,61,988 received second dose.
Karnataka:As per the State Government bulletin released for 02-06-2021, New Cases Reported: 16,387; Total Active Cases: 2, 93,024; New Covid Deaths: 463; Total Covid Deaths: 30,017; Around 1,21,723 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 1,40,22,690 have been vaccinated in the state till now. Chief Minister has given priority to preparing for the possible Covid 3rd wave, ensuring the submission of a study report within a week by task force headed by expert Dr Devi Prasad Shetty on Wednesday. The government is supplying nutritious food to workers who are engaged in smart city works. Since the start of the lockdown, thousands of workers have been served breakfast and lunch three times a day. To accelerate testing for Covid-19 and arrest the pandemic spread, a quicker option is ready to be unfurled at the Kempegowda International Airport on Thursday – mobile van testing. The vans equipped with mobile laboratories can conduct up to 2,000 tests daily.
Andhra Pradesh: State reported 12,768 new Covid-19 cases after testing 98,048 samples with 98 deaths, while 15,612 got discharged during the last 24 hours. Total cases: 17,17,156; Active cases: 1,43,795; Discharges: 15,62,229; Deaths: 11,132. A total of 1,02,25,904 doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the state as on yesterday, which include 76,78,110 first doses and 25,47,794 second doses. Nearly 3.60 lakh Covishield vaccine doses from the Serum Institute reached Vijayawada airport today. The State also received 50 oxygen cylinders and another 50 oxygen concentrators from Delhi. Vijayawada International Airport resumed operation of international flights destined to Gulf nations and Singapore from Wednesday after a gap of nearly two months since April 3. Anti-Covid-19 jab to students and employees aged below 45 years and going abroad for study or work is also being administered. Students hail the decision as they need to go abroad by the end of July to join universities.
Telangana:Telangana High Court has ordered the State Health Department to issue revised order fixing maximum rates for Covid-related treatments and tests in private hospitals. The Court also asked the health department- instead of cancelling licences of the hospitals for collecting exorbitant charges for Covid treatment- to take steps to ensure that these hospitals return the money to the patients. The Health Department is conducting special vaccination drive from today to inoculate auto and cab drivers in the state. The students going abroad for higher studies will be vaccinated from 5th of this month. Meanwhile, a total of 2,384 new daily Covid cases and 17 fatalities were reported yesterday taking the cumulative number of positive cases in the state to 5,83,228 and fatalities to 3,313. The total number of Active cases in the state now stands at 33,379 and the recovery rate is reported to be at 93.70 percent against the national average of 92.4 percent.
Assam: Assam reported 4,178 new COVID- 19 positive cases and 61 deaths on Wednesday, the National Health Mission bulletin said. The COVID-19 positivity rate in the State is 4 per cent. Private hospitals in Guwahati have begun administering vaccine doses to people, including the 18-44 age catagory.
Manipur:14 persons succumbed to the virus and 729 people were found positive during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 9035.Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh interacted with leaders of different religious organisations at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today and later it was agreed that a joint prayer of all religions to seek divine intervention to end COVID-19 and save everybody from the pandemic would also be held at the western gate of Kangla at 10 am on June 7.The number of COVID-19 beds in RIMS hospital has been increased from 143 to 224, according to director, Prof. A Santa Singh.
Nagaland:Nagaland reported 218 new COVID-19 cases and 14 fatalities on Wednesday. Current active cases are 4832 and total 22,072. Rise in COVID-19 cases in rural areas of the state worries Health Dept. Situation improving a bit in Dimapur&Kohima, says Principal Director H&FW DeptDrNeikheileiKhimiao on Wednesday.Church leaders in Noklak district take vaccine jabs. Says there are no religious sanctions on Covid vaccination & urged followers to come forward and avail the vaccine.
Tripura:Tripura Chief Minister, launches COVID-19 special relief package for providing food packets and financial assistance to the poor and the needy families. Meanwhile Tripura Deputy CM who also holds finance portfolio chaired a meeting with financial institutions operating in the state for declaration of Loan Moratorium. Tripura in last 24 hours recorded 571 positive cases and 9 deaths, while 458 patients recovered.
Sikkim: Sikkim’s daily cases of COVID-19 dropped below 300 in last five days. On Wednesday, 250 fresh infections were reported. The death toll, meanwhile, climbed to 260 with three deaths in a day. The number of active cases of novel coronavirus in Sikkim currently stands at 4,103 while Sikkim’s tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded thus far has now reached 15,876.
Maharashtra: In a bid to control the spread of Covid-19 infection in rural areas and to make the villages free from Corona virus, the Maharashtra government has announced a competition to award the villages which would eradicate the virus from their villages.
Maharashtra Government has decided to deposit a one-time amount of Rs five lakh in the bank accounts of children who have lost both their parents due to COVID-19. This amount will be given to the child after he or she attains the age of 21 years.The Bombay High Court has said mucormycosis is no more a rare disease in Nagpur, and directed the Centre and the state government to take all steps to ensure adequate supply of medicines used in the treatment.
Gujarat: Union home minister Amit Shah virtually inaugurated nine medical oxygen plants set up at government hospitals in different parts of Gujarat.The oxygen plants have been set up by an NGO – Vallabh Youth Organisation – at hospitals in Tilakvada, Sagbara, Ahmedabad (Sola civil), Daskroi in Ahmedabad district, Kalavad, Kapadvanj, Bhanwad, Mehsana and Porbandar.
Gujarat reported 1,333 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 8,12,063, while 18 patients died and nearly 4,100 recovered from the infection. As many as 4,098 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, pushing the number of recovered cases in the state to 7,75,958. The state’s recovery rate has further improved to 95.55 per cent. The number of active cases in the state now stands at 26,232 with 452 patients being on ventilators.
Rajasthan: The Rajasthan Government has decided to prepare a package to help children who lost their parents due to Covid. The government also decided that the community health centers will be strengthened in view of the expected third wave of Covid-19.
The State Government has decided to cancel the examinations of Class 10th and 12th of Rajasthan Secondary Education Board.74 persons died due to mucormycosis or black fungus from 1,524 such cases reported in the state, so far. The highest number of black fungus deaths have been reported from Jaipur.
Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh reported below 1,000 corona cases on Wednesday, registering 991 fresh cases and 45 deaths while 4,113 Covid patients recovered from infection. The corona-positive rate reduced to 1.2 per cent. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed private hospitals in the state attached under Ayushman Bharat Yojana for free treatment to ensure best treatment to Covid patients.In Indore, the administration has launched a drive-in vaccination facility for people above 45 years of age.
Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh’s COVID-19 tally rose to 9,75,141 on Wednesday as 1,792 more people tested positive for the infection, while 40 fresh fatalities took the toll to 13,117. The number of recoveries reached to 9,30,389 after 726 people were discharged from various hospitals, while 2,518 others completed their home isolation during the day. The number of active cases in the state stands at 31,635.The coronavirus case positivity rate declined to 3.2 per cent on Wednesday, while the average recovery rate has reached 95 per cent in the state as on May 31.
Over 70.40 lakh vaccine doses against COVID-19 have been administered to people in all eligible categories in the state.
Goa: Goa on Wednesday reported 706 new coronavirus positive cases and 22 fatalities, taking the tally to 1,57,275 and the toll to 2,693. A total of 1,711 patients were discharged during the day, taking the count of recoveries in Goa so far to 1,43,742. Goa is now left with 10,840 active cases.
Punjab: The total number of patients tested Positive is 571970. Number of active cases is 31133. Total Deaths reported is 14748. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 932092. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 254718. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose is 2862633. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose is 488899.
Haryana: Total Number of Samples found positive till date is 759039. Total active COVID-19 patients are 14668. Number of deaths is 8461. Cumulative number of people vaccinated till date is 5831510.
Chandigarh: Total Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases are 60288. Total number of Active Cases is 1251. Total number of COVID-19 deaths till date is 761.