Posted On: 17 JUL 2021 , Delhi



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Over 40 Crore Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive3,02,27,792 total recoveries across the country so farRecovery Rate increases to 97.31%43,916 patients recovered during last 24 hoursIndia reports 38,079 new cases in last 24 hoursIndia’s Active Caseload currently at 4,24,025Active cases constitute 1.36% of total casesWeekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.10%Daily positivity rate at 1.91%, less than 3% for 26 consecutive daysTesting capacity substantially ramped up – 44.20 crore tests conducted (Total)






COVID-19 Update

  • India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses 40 Crore
  • Recovery Rate increases to 97.31%
  • 38,079 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours
  • India’s Active Caseload (4,24,025) presently constitutes 1.36% of total cases
  • Daily Positivity Rate (1.91%) less than 3% for 26 consecutive days

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the landmark of 40 crores doses as of today afternoon. Cumulatively, as per the provisional report till 7 am today, over 39,96,95,879 vaccine doses had been administered through 50,09,914 sessions. 42,12,557 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. These include:

HCWs1st Dose1,02,66,074
2nd Dose75,14,892
FLWs1st Dose1,77,79,913
2nd Dose1,02,62,953
Age Group 18-44 years1st Dose12,18,20,703
2nd Dose46,11,997
Age Group 45-59 years1st Dose9,69,30,030
2nd Dose2,79,89,513
Over 60 years1st Dose7,18,68,506
2nd Dose3,06,51,298

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, 3,02,27,792 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 43,916 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.31%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.

India has reported 38,079daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since twenty 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 4,24,025and active cases now constitute1.36% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 19,98,715tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 44.20 crore (44,20,21,954) 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 2.10% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 1.91% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained less than 3% for 26 consecutive days, and has remained below 5% for 40 consecutive days now.


COVID-19 Vaccination Update

More than 41.69 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 2.74 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.

VACCINE DOSES(As on 17 July 2021)
 SUPPLIED 41,69,24,550
 IN PIPELINE 18,16,140
 CONSUMPTION 38,94,87,442

More than 41.69 crore (41,69,24,550) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 18,16,140 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 38,94,87,442 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 2.74 Cr (2,74,37,108) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.


COVID19: Myths vs. Facts

MoHFWhas recommended Tuberculosis (TB) screening for all COVID-19 positive patients and COVID-19 screening for all diagnosed TB patients

Multiple advisories and guidance have been issued by MoHFW to reiterate the need for bi-directional screening of TB-COVID and TB-ILI/SARI

Lack of evidence to link the increase in TB cases to COVID-19

There have been some media reports alleging that asudden rise in cases of Tuberculosis (TB) has been noticed among patients who were infected with COVID-19 recently, leaving the doctors worried on receiving around a dozen similar cases every day.

It is clarified that Tuberculosis (TB) screening for all COVID-19 positive patients and COVID-19 screening for all diagnosed TB patients has been recommended by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).States/UTs have been asked for convergence in efforts for better surveillance and case finding of TB and COVID-19, as early as August 2020.

Apart from this, multiple advisories and guidance have also been issued by MoHFW to reiterate the need for bi-directional screening of TB-COVID and TB-ILI/SARI. The States/ UTs have been implementing the same.


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