Posted On: 05 AUG 2021, Delhi



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Over 49 Crore Vaccine Doses administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive3,09,74,748 total recoveries across the country so farRecovery Rate currently at 97.37%41,726 patients recovered during last 24 hoursIndia reports 42,982 new cases in last 24 hoursIndia’s Active caseload currently 4,11,076Active cases constitute 1.29% of total casesWeekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.37%Daily positivity rate at 2.58%; less than 3% for last 10 daysTesting capacity substantially ramped up – 47.48 crore tests conducted(In Total)






COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 48.93 Cr

Recovery Rate currently at 97.37%

42,982 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours

India’s Active Caseload (4,11,076) presently constitutes 1.29% of total cases

Daily Positivity Rate (2.58%) less than 3% for last 10 days

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coveragehas exceeded 48.93 Cr. Cumulatively, 48,93,42,295 vaccine doses have been administered through 57,21,937 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 37,55,115 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include:

HCWs1st Dose1,03,21,218
2nd Dose79,16,997
FLWs1st Dose1,80,12,481
2nd Dose1,15,34,779
Age Group 18-44 years1st Dose16,64,37,738
2nd Dose1,02,76,584
Age Group 45-59 years1st Dose10,90,91,506
2nd Dose4,09,44,600
Over 60 years1st Dose7,72,63,332
2nd Dose3,75,43,060

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, 3,09,74,748 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 41,726 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.37%.

India has reported 42,982 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since thirty-nine consecutive days. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India’s Active Caseload today stands at 4,11,076 and active cases now constitute 1.29% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 16,64,030 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 47.48 crore (47,48,93,363) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate is currentlyat 2.37% and the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.58% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 5% for 59 consecutive days now.


COVID-19 Vaccination Update

More than 51.01 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 2.69 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 5 August 2021)
 SUPPLIED 51,01,88,510
 IN PIPELINE 7,53,620
 CONSUMPTION 48,60,15,232

More than 51.01 crore (51,01,88,510) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 7,53,620 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 48,60,15,232 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 2.69 Cr (2,69,06,624) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.


PM interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh

  • August 5 is becoming a significant date in the Indian History as abrogation of 370, and Ram Mandir are associated with this: PM
  • Our youth has taken a big step in re-establishing the glory of our national game hockey today: PM
  • Our youth is scoring goal of victory whereas some are doing self-goal due to political selfishness: PM
  • India’s youth has firm belief that both they and India are on the move.: PM
  • This great country cannot become hostage to selfish and anti-national politics: PM
  • Double engine government has ensured that the schemes made for the poor, downtrodden, backward, tribals are implemented expeditiously in UP: PM
  • Uttar Pradesh was always seen through the prism of politics. The confidence that UP can become the powerhouse of India’s growth engine has emerged in recent years: PM
  • This decade is the decade of making up for the shortfall of the last 7 decades for Uttar Pradesh: PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh via video conference. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath was also present on the occasion.

Talking about the pandemic, the Prime Minister noted that in the past, when such a big crisis hit the country, then all the systems of the country were shaken badly. However, today in India, every citizen is fighting this pandemic with full force. The Prime Minister dwelled at length on the efforts to deal with the once in a century crisis. Augmentation of medical infrastructure, world’s largest free vaccination programme, campaign to fight starvation among the vulnerable section, such programmes received investment of lakhs of crore rupees and India is moving ahead successfully.  Infrastructure products did not stop amidst the pandemic as exemplified by the highway, expressway projects, dedicated freight corridor and defence corridor in Uttar Pradesh.


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