Posted On: 11 JUN 2021, Delhi



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Less than 1 lakh cases for the 4th DayIndia reports91,702 newcases in last 24 hours1,34,580patients recovered during last 24 hoursRecoveries continue to outnumber Daily New Cases for the 29th consecutive dayRecovery Rate increases to 94.93%Weekly Positivity Rate currently at 5.14%Daily positivity rate at 4.49%, less than 10% for 18 consecutive days.Testing capacity substantially ramped up–37.42 crore tests total conducted24.6 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive







COVID-19 Vaccination UPDATE

More than 25.60 crore (25,60,08,080) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 24,44,06,096 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 1.17 crore (1,17,56,911) COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.Furthermore, more than 38 lakh (38,21,170) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.


  1. Union Health Ministry and Chairman, Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC) debunk news of hacking of CoWIN
  1. CoWIN stores all the vaccination data in a safe and secure digital environment- Dr R S Sharma
  1. “No Co-WIN data is shared with any entity outside the CoWIN environment”

There have been some unfounded media reports of the CoWIN platform being hacked. Prima facie, these reports appear to be fake. However, the Union Health Ministry and the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC) are getting the matter investigated by the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MietY).

Dr R S Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (Co-WIN) has clarified that “Our attention has been drawn towards the news circulating on social media about the alleged hacking of Co-WIN system. In this connection we wish to state that Co-WIN stores all the vaccination data in a safe and secure digital environment. No Co-WIN data is shared with any entity outside the Co-WIN environment. The data being claimed as having been leaked such as geo-location of beneficiaries, is not even collected at Co-WIN.”

Press Release:

Busting Myths of Immunization: ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Strategy’ covering details on Vaccine Hesitancy was shared with all the States/ UTs at the beginning of the COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

There have been certain Media reports alleging ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ in rural areas by Health workers.It is informed that Vaccine Hesitancy is a globally accepted phenomenon and should be addressed by scientifically studying and addressing the issue at the community level. Keeping this in mind, a ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Strategy’ covering details on Vaccine Hesitancy was shared with all the States/ UTs at the beginning of the COVID-19 Vaccination Drive. This strategywas also shared with the Mission Directors of National Health Missions of all States on 25thJanuary 2021 as a part of the Orientation of State Immunization and IEC Officers from all States/UTs on COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Strategy. All States/ UTs are following the same and adopting the strategy as per the local requirement. Several IEC materials and prototypes for all media – print, social& electronic media have been prepared and shared with states for suitable adaptation at the state level.


Busting Myths of Immunization: Equitable access to safe and effective vaccines is critical in ending the COVID-19 pandemic

The Government of India has been proactively trying to curb the wastage of COVID-19 vaccines and has been guiding the States and UTs in effectively using the doses in order to fight the pandemic.

There were some media reports stating that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s insistence in keeping vaccine wastage below 1% is unrealistic and undesirable.

It is submitted that COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented event in global health in the last century, which has resulted in changing the way the world interacted and behaved. Vaccination against COVID-19 is important in protecting the people from COVID-19 infection and associated mortality and morbidity. Equitable access to safe and effective vaccines is critical in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccine development takes a lot of time and demand for these vaccines exceeds the supply many times. Thus, it is important to monitor and ensure that this precious tool to address the pandemic should be used optimally and judiciously. COVID-19 vaccine is an essential public health commodity with global scarcity. Therefore, vaccine wastage must be reduced and kept to a minimum level which will further help vaccinate many people. In fact, Hon’ble Prime Minister has also time and again emphasised on ensuring minimum Vaccine Wastage, to ensure that the vaccine reaches the maximum number of people.


Minister of State& a renowned Diabetologist Dr Jitendra Singh called for Public Awareness Campaigns about the co-relation between Diabetes and COVID

Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also a former Professor of Diabetes and Medicine besides being the Life Patron of the coveted RSSDI (Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India), said today that there is need for more public awareness about the correlation between Diabetes and COVID, as there are certain misgivings about the cause and effect relationship between the two.

Delivering the inaugural address, as chief guest, at the ” Diabetes India” World Congress-2021, Dr Jitendra Singh said, like in many other fields, even in academics, COVID has prompted us to discover new norms in adversity, which is visibly evident in the success of an international conference like this of such a big magnitude.


Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses 75th session of UNGAon prevention of HIV/AIDS

India has ably demonstrated that strong political leadership is most critical to address inequalities and gaps in epidemic response. During the COVID-19 pandemic, India took swift and timely action by involving communities, civil society, and development partners to mitigate the impact of COVID on HIV services. In India, the HIV & AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2017, provides a legal and enabling framework to safeguard the human rights of infected and affected populations.


Oxygen Expresses offloaded more than 29185 MT of LMO to the Nation

  • Oxygen Expresses deliver more than 14800 MT of LMO to the southern states of the country
  • Oxygen Expresses offloaded more than 29185 MT of LMO to the Nation
  • 409 Oxygen Expresses complete Oxygen deliveries across the country
  • Oxygen Expresses transported 1684 tankers of LMO so far and bring relief to 15 States
  • Assam received its Sixth Oxygen Express from Jharkhand with 80 MT LMO in 4 tankers
  • Oxygen Expresses offloaded more than 4500 of LMO in Tamil Nadu
  • Oxygen Expresses deliver more than 3500 and 3300 MT of LMO in the state of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh respectively
  • 614 MT of Oxygen has been offloaded in Maharashtra, nearly 3797 MT in Uttar Pradesh, 656 MT in Madhya Pradesh, 5722 MT in Delhi, 2354 MT in Haryana, 98 MT in Rajasthan, 3564 MT in Karnataka, 320 MT in Uttarakhand, 4584 MT in Tamil Nadu, 3364 MT in Andhra Pradesh, 225 MT in Punjab, 513 MT in Kerala, 2851 MT in Telangana, 38 MT in Jharkhand and 480 MT in Assam

Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country. Oxygen Expresses crossed mark of 29000 MT of LMO delivery in service to the Nation.So far, Indian Railways has delivered nearly 29185 MT of LMO in more than 1684 tankers to various states across the country.It may be noted that 409 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States.


Centre Reviews Progress of Vaccination and Public Health Response to COVID with States/UTs

Union Health Secretary Shri Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting yesterday with the States/UTs. The progress of vaccination was reviewed in the light of the revised guidelines for implementation of National COVID Vaccination Program and recent advisories. States were also informed of the modifications of CoWIN platform aimed to make it more effective as a backend management tool for the countrywide vaccination drive.The Union Health Secretary highlighted the low vaccination coverage among Healthcare Workers (HCW) and Frontline Workers (FLW), especially for the second dose for both the priority groups, terming it as a cause of serious concern.


‘eSanjeevani’, Govt. of India’s free Telemedicine service completes 60 Lakh consultations

Union Health Ministry’s National Telemedicine Service – eSanjeevani has crossed another milestone by completing 6 million (60 lakh) consultations through more than 375 online OPDs, where over 40,000 patients consult over 1600 doctors  and specialists on a daily basis using this innovative digital medium to seek Health services.Currently, the National Telemedicine Service is operational in 31 States/Union Territories.


Inputs from PIB Field Units

Kerala: Ahead of total lockdown on Saturday and Sunday, special concessions have been allowed today on the lock down which has been going on for 34 days in the state. This is in addition to the existing exemptions. Necessary journeys can be made with self-prepared affidavit without e-pass. The lockdown in Kerala has been extended till June 16. There has been a decline in test positivity rates and new Covid cases over the past few days. Health experts say the lockdown can be lifted if the test positive rate falls below 10 percent. Meanwhile, the state reported 14,424 new Covid cases yesterday and the TPR slightly dipped to 13.45 %. The state also confirmed 194 more deaths due to Covid-19 taking the toll to 10,631

Tamil Nadu: CM chaired a high-level meeting yesterday to decide on more relaxations to lockdown, which ends on June 14. The administration in TN’s Tiruppur district has ordered an enquiry into allegations that around 800 doses of vaccine meant for PHCs were diverted and sold to private garment factories. Tamil Nadu Thursday registered 16,813 new Covid-19 cases, and the total number of infections has touched 23,08,838. 358 patients died, 32,049 patients were discharged across the State. Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner has said 21 lakh people have received vaccines in the metropolis so far. Till date 1,02,60,805 have been vaccinated across TN, of which 81,46,496 received first dose and 21,14,309 received second dose.

Karnataka:New Cases Reported: 11,042; Total Active Cases: 2,10,652; New Covid Deaths: 194; Total Covid Deaths: 32,485. Around 1,81,832 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 1,61,64,515 have been vaccinated in the state till now. 11 districts where the infection is more severe, lockdown is continued with some tightened restrictions, while the remaining 20 have been little relaxed towards semi lockdown. The state government launched the ‘Queue System’ of Covid hospital bed management in the city on Thursday, promising a hassle-free, automated alternative to the previous controversial mechanism.

Andhra Pradesh:State reported 8110 new Covid-19 cases after testing 97,863 samples with 67 deaths, while 12,981 got discharged during the last 24 hours. A total of 1,14,80,538 doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the state as on yesterday, which include 88,75,588 first doses and 26,04,950 second doses. There have been 1975 black fungus cases in the state so far, of which 110 patients have died and others recovered while there are 1350 active cases. The State is preparing a list of all eligible mothers with kids below five years for vaccination. Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to administer Covid-19 jab to people staying in old age homes and prisons and to migrant labourers without insisting on identity cards like Aadhaar.  The court further directed the government to complete giving jab to the people in old age homes all over the state in two days.

Telangana:1798 new Covid cases and 14 fatalities were reported in the state yesterday taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 5,98,611 and fatalities to 3,440. With recovery of 2,524 patients yesterday, the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 23,561. A consortium of four city clusters – Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune – has been established with eight national labs to upscale SARS-COV-2 corona virus genomic surveillance and to complement the national efforts by Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG). The Hyderabad-based CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) will lead the new efforts which will track the emergence of viral variants correlated to epidemiological dynamics and clinical outcomes.

Maharashtra: Maharashtra has reached the milestone of 25 million vaccinations. 20 million in the state have got at least one dose and 5million are fully vaccinated.Maharashtra on Thursday reported 12,207 coronavirus positive cases and 393 fatalities, which took the state’s infection count to 58,76,087 and death toll to 1,03,748. Thursday’s case count is slightly higher than what the state had been reporting over the last three days. The state’s recovery rate is 95.45 per cent and the fatality rate is 1.77 per cent. Mumbai reported 660 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the lowest since February 23 this year.

Gujarat: In Gujarat, major unlocking process begins from today following sharp fall in Covid19 cases. According to the new unlock guidelines, all religious places along with the markets have opened from this morning with certain restrictions. Hotels and restaurants can operate between 9 AM to 7 PM with 50 per cent sitting capacity. The state government has also allowed the opening of parks, gardens and libraries between 6 AM to 7 PM.
State government is likely to announce more unlock measures from 26th June after reviewing the Covid19 situation.Gujarat added 544 new coronavirus cases and 11 more casualties on Thursday. The recovery rate in the state now stands at 97.23 per cent.

Rajasthan: In Rajasthan, special arrangements have been made for such groups of people for Covid vaccination, who do not have any photo ID card or are not able to register themselves on Covin software.Following the guidelines of the Central Government, special vaccination sessions are being organized by the Medical Department for Divyang, nomadic, Saint-Mahatma, helpless people, prisoners in various jails and patients admitted in psychiatric hospitals.Rajasthan’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 9,48,562 on Thursday with 538 fresh infections while the death toll mounted to 8,772 as 23 more people succumbed to the viral disease.

Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh on Thursday reported 420 new covid 19 cases and 34 deaths while 1,132 patients recovered from infection.49 out of 52 districts reported below 10 Covid-19 cases.Eight districts including Shahdol, Damoh, Panna, Mandala, Harda, Alirajpur, Agar-Malwa and Bhind recorded no positive case.Meanwhile, offices of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting are also conducting awareness drive for vaccination. UNICEF and the Press Information Bureau, in partnership with the state health department organised an interactive session on vaccination for farmers. The need for vaccination and the myths and rumours related to it were discussed at the session.

Chhattisgarh*- As the COVID positivity rate is falling in the state, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to commence non-Covid emergency and general health services in all government and private hospitals. From the earlier 70 percent, now only 20 percent beds are to be reserved for Covid patients. The state has covered 20 percent of the population through one dose. Chhattisgarh stands 13th at the national level in vaccination.
Chhattisgarh on Thursday reported 1,034 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths, taking the infection count to 9,84,950 and the death toll to 13,285. The number of recoveries rose to 9,54,390 after 292 people were discharged from various hospitals while 1,566 others completed their home isolation during the day. The number of active cases in the state stands at 17,275.

Goa: Goa’s coronavirus caseload went up by 413 and reached 1,61,153 on Thursday, while nearly 600 patients recovered from the infection. The death toll rose to 2,891 as 13 more patients succumbed to the infection, he said. The number of recovered cases in the state rose to 1,52,657 after 585 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day.

Assam: 51 more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Assam in the last 24 hours, while 3,756 new infections were detected in 1,22,313 tests during the day. Kamrup Metro saw 323 new cases.On the day of completion of one month in office, CM HimantaSarma on Thursday handed over the document of Rs 7.81 lakh fixed deposit, a cheque of Rs 3,500 and a laptop each to 11 children orphaned in Assam due to Covid pandemic.CM HimantaBiswaSarma said that the High School Leaving Certificate and Higher Secondary final examinations in the state would be held between July 15 and July 20 provided the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases drops below 2 percent by July 1.He also inaugurated the first ever DRDO supported 300 bed COVID hospital in Northeast in Guwahati on Thursday.

Manipur: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday stated that the Central government has allocated two oxygen plants of 1,000 LPM each to RIMS, Imphal and the plants are proposed to be commissioned by 30th June.COVID-19 positive cases continue to climb with 730 new daily cases and 10 more deaths due to the infection in Manipur on Thursday, the state health department stated.4,52,635 people in the State have been administered the COVID Vaccine as of Thursday, while a total of 1345 D-type Oxygen cylinders and 521 B-type Oxygen Cylinders have been made available to various health facilities in the state. Govt issues guidelines for COVID-19 management in kids in the State.

Meghalaya: After 13 days of respite, new cases of COVID-19 surpassed the number of recoveries in Meghalaya on Thursday. 603 fresh cases were reported in the state against 427 recoveries. Given the perceived third wave, the State Government has constituted a committee of pediatricians and gynecologists to formulate plans and policies for effective management of pediatric Covid-19. The committee will be headed by Dr.HunsiGiri, Retd. Addl. DHS(MCH). Meghalaya will intensify the COVID-19 vaccination drive following the Centre’s decision to give free vaccines to the states for the 18-44 years category from June 21. “The strategy of the state government is going to change as Government of India has agreed to supply the vaccines for the 18 plus category. We will combine the two categories of 18 plus and 45 plus,” Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma told reporters on Thursday.

Nagaland: Nagaland registered 113 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths on Thursday. 3,26,191 persons have been administered COVID vaccine in Nagaland so far, according to an update from the State Immunisation Officer Dr RituThurr. State Health Department informed that CoWIN portal would open from 9 am onward on June 13 and June 20 for booking of slots for 18-44 yrs age group in the state.

Tripura:. From today till 18th of this month, in six urban areas includingAgartalaMuncipal Corporation Covid curfew will continue as the rate of COVID-19 cases is more than 5 percent.
Since morning 6 to 2 PM essential shops will remained open in these areas. 658 samples tested positive with positivity rate of 4.42% while 5 died in last 24 hours.

Sikkim: Three more people lost their battle against Novel Coronavirus in the last 24hours in Sikkim, taking the State’s COVID-death toll to 279 today. Sikkim recorded 287 fresh cases of novel Coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the state’s tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 17,943. The number of active Covid cases currently stands at 4040 in Sikkim.

Punjab: The total number of patients tested Positive is 584785. Number of active cases is 16244. Total Deaths reported is 15367. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 1180420. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 313141. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose is 3038175. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose is 499024.

Haryana: Total Number of Samples found positive till date is 764633. Total active COVID-19 patients is 6365. Number of deaths is 8861. Cumulative number of people vaccinated till date is 6315736.

Chandigarh: Total Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases is 60928. Total number of Active Cases is  581. Total number of COVID-19 deaths till date is 783.

Himachal Pradesh: Total number of patients tested Covid positive till date is 197438. Total number of Active Cases is 6338. Total deaths reported till date is 3342.

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