Posted On: 16 AUG 2021 7, Delhi



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Over 55 Crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination DriveActive cases constitute 1.18% of total cases; lowest since March 2020India’s Active caseload currently 3,81,947; lowest in 145 daysRecovery Rate currently at 97.48%; Highest since March 20203,14,11,924 total recoveries across the country so far35,909 patients recovered during last 24 hoursIndia reports 32,937 new cases in last 24 hoursWeekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.01%Daily positivity rate at 2.79%; less than 3% for last 21 daysTesting capacity substantially ramped up – 49.48 Cr tests total conducted(Total)



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COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 55 Cr

Recovery Rate currently at 97.48%

32,937 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours

India’s Active Caseload (3,81,947) presently constitute 1.18% of total cases

Daily Positivity Rate (2.79%) less than 3% for last 21 days

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 55 Cr. Cumulatively, 54,58,57,108 vaccine doses had been administered through 61,54,235 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 17,43,114 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.These include:

HCWs1st Dose1,03,50,751
2nd Dose81,00,615
FLWs1st Dose1,82,78,787
2nd Dose1,21,73,133
Age Group 18-44 years1st Dose19,68,99,466
2nd Dose1,54,10,416
Age Group 45-59 years1st Dose11,73,89,912
2nd Dose4,57,91,230
Over 60 years1st Dose8,11,53,834
2nd Dose4,03,08,964

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.

India’s recovery rate stands at 97.48%.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,14,11,924 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 35,909 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

India has reported 32,937daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since fifty 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 3,81,947. Active cases now constitute only1.18% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 11,81,212tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 49.48 crore (49,48,05,652) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate currently stands at 2.01% and the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.79% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% forlast 21 days and below 5% for 70 consecutive days now.


COVID-19 Vaccination Update

More than 56.81 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 2.89 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 16 August 2021)
 SUPPLIED 56,81,14,630
 CONSUMPTION 54,22,75,723

More than 56.81 crore (56,81,14,630) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 54,22,75,723 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 2.89 Cr (2,89,47,890) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.


One more lab approved for batch-testing and release of Covid-19 Vaccines

National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad can now conduct quality check and consequent lot release of Covid-19 vaccines

Move aims to strengthen Vaccine Supply-chain and boost Largest Vaccine Drive

The Government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working continuously and tirelessly to improve the production, supply and administration of Covid-19 vaccines. In an important initiative to ramp up the speed of vaccination, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), has approved one more lab for testing and lot release of Covid-19 vaccines.


Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya reviews COVID-19 response in Kerala with Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and Health Minister of Kerala, Ms. Veena George

Central Govt allocates ₹267.35 crore to Kerala under Emergency COVID Response Package- II; Additional ₹1 crore will be made available to each district of Kerala for creating medicine pool

Union Government to support Center of Excellence for Telemedicine Facilities in Kerala

Paediatric ICUs along with10 kilo-litre liquid oxygen storage tank facility at every district hospital, to prioritise the health of children

Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare discussed the Public Health Response to COVID-19 in Kerala with Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and Health Minister of Kerala Ms Veena George today.

The Central Govt has decided to allocate ₹267.35 crore to Kerala under Emergency COVID Response Package- II. This fund will strengthen the state’s health infrastructure & effectively manage #COVID19. Other than this, for each district of the State, ₹1 crore will be made available for creating a medicine pool.


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