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PIB’S BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 02 JUN 2021 6:13PM by PIB Delhi

 

 

  • India’s Daily New Cases stand at 1.32 lakh
  •  Less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 6 continuous days
  • Recovery Rate further climbs to 92.48%
  • Daily Positivity Rate at 6.57% continues trend of less than 10% positivity for 9 continuous days

 

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Daily Positivity Rate at 6.57% continues trend of less than 10% positivity for 9 continuous days

  • As part of continued decline in the daily new cases,India has reported 1.32 lakh New Cases in the last 24 hours.1,32,788Daily New Cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
  • The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 6 continuous days now.
  • India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 20th consecutive day. 2,31,456recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
  • Out of the people infected since beginning of the pandemic 2,61,79,085 people have already recovered from COVID-19 &2,31,456patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of92.48%, which is showing an increasing trend.
  • A total of 20,19,773 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country and cumulatively India has conducted over 35 crore (35,00,57,330) tests so far.
  • Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 8.21% while the Daily Positivity rate has reduced and is at 6.57% today. It has remained less than 10% for 9 consecutive days now.
  • The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 21.85 Cr today under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.A total of 21,85,46,667vaccine doses have been administered through 30,91,543 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

For details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723613

 

Busting Myths of Vaccination

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for an effective Vaccination drive under the ‘Whole of Government” approach since 16th January, this year. In order to streamline availability of the vaccine doses, the Central Government has been constantly in touch with the vaccine manufacturers and has opened up different procurement options for states/UTs since 1stMay 2021.

There have been several unfounded media reports that have peddled misinformation among the masses regarding this exercise of national importance.There have been media reports alleging the Union Government promising 120 million doses of vaccines during June2021 while administering only around 58 million doses from the total of 79 million doses available in the month of May.This report is factually incorrect and without any basis.

As per the data at 7:00 am, on 1st June 2021, between 1st-31st May 2021, a total of 61.06 million doses of vaccines have been administered by States/ UTs. A total of 16.22 million balance and unutilized doses were available with States/ UTs. The total vaccines shots available from 1st May – 31stMay 2021 were 79.45 million.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723628

More than 23 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

Government of India has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 23 crore vaccine doses (23,35,86,960) to States/UTs.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 21,71,44,022 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 1.64 crore COVID Vaccine doses (1,64,42,938) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723633

 

500-bed COVID Care hospital set up by DRDO inaugurated in Haldwani, Uttarakhand

A 500-bed COVID Care Hospital set up by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Haldwani was virtually inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Tirath Singh Rawat on June 02, 2021. This facility comprises 375 oxygen beds and 125 ICU beds with ventilators. With 100 per cent power backup, it is centrally air conditioned for all weather conditions. Pathology laboratory, Pharmacy, X-Ray and ECG etc. are inherent part of the facility. The Centre will become fully operational from June 03, 2021.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723653

 

Centre takes steps to accelerate domestic vaccine production

With the aim of vaccinating the entire eligible population at the earliest, domestic vaccine production is being steadily ramped up in the country with help from the Centre.

As part of this initiative, three public enterprises are being supported by the Department of Biotechnology under Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 Mission CovidSuraksha. These enterprises are the

1. Haffkine Biopharmaceutical Corporation Ltd, Mumbai,

2. Indian Immunologicals Ltd, Hyderabad and

3. Bharat Immunologicals&Biologicals Ltd, Bulandshahar, UP.

HaffkineBiopharma, a Maharashtra state PSU is getting ready to manufacture Covaxin vaccine under technology transfer arrangement with Bharat Biotech Ltd, Hyderabad. The production will take place at the Parel complex of the company.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723608

 

A new AI-driven platform will facilitate early-COVID interventions over Whatsapp

A new AI-driven platform will now help early intervention through rapid screening of COVID 19 with the help of Chest X-ray interpretation over WhatsApp for doctors who have access to X-ray machines. The solution called XraySetu can work with low-resolution images sent via mobiles, is quick and easy to use, and can facilitate detection in rural areas.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723592

 

“The time to act is now” says Dr Harsh Vardhan while virtually addressing 149th Session of the WHO Executive Board Meeting

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in his capacity as Chairperson, Executive Board, World Health Organization (WHO) addressed the 149th Session of the WHO Executive Board Meeting from NirmanBhawan today through Video Conference. Dr. Harsh Vardhan successfully completes his tenure as Chairperson of Executive Board of WHO today.

.Dr. Harsh Vardhan reminded the audience of the brave, distinguished and honourable men and women who as COVID Warriors across the world have given away their lives so that humanity may survive.

For details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723785

 

Union Minister Shri MansukhMandaviya inaugurates oxygen plant and fire fighting system at Deendayal port trust hospital

Union Minister of State (I/C) for Ports, Shipping & Waterways Shri MansukhMandaviya inaugurated Medical Oxygen Generator Unit with Medical oxygen copper piping network and associated facilities like Firefighting system and Automatic oxygen source changeover system through oxygen cylinder bank, at Deendayal Port Trust hospital, Gopalpuri, Gandhidham (Kutch) virtually today.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723796

 

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan dedicates 100-bedded COVID care facility in Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today dedicated to the nation, IspatNidaanKendra,a 100-bedded COVID care facility in SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha. The facility will be later scaled up to 500 beds. All the beds in this Jumbo COVID-care facility have the provision of gaseous oxygen directly through dedicated line drawn directly from the oxygen unit of the steel plant. The provision of gaseous oxygen will help in getting rid of the need to replenish cylinders and the logistic issues, besides ensuring uninterrupted availability of the life saving gas. This jumbo facility, which has been set up within a record time, is in addition to the beds and ICU beds already made available earlier for fight against COVID.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1723797

 

INPUTS FROM PIB FIELD OFFICES

Maharashtra: The Health Department has said that no significant change was seen in Covid19 infection in children after reviewing the data of Covid-19 patients of past six months in the state. This was informed by the additional chief secretary of the state's Health Department Dr. Pradeep Vyas. It was found that the infection has occurred to 1.3 percent in the age group of 0 to 5 years, 2.4 percent in 6 to 11 years, 4.1 percent in the 12 to 17 years during November 2020 to April 2021. The percentage of the whole age group between zero to 17 years was 7.8 percent. There are about 4,000 cases of mucormycosis in the state at present, informed State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday. The State Government has made arrangements to treat all patients with mucormycosis free of cost, he further informed. Treatment rates of COVID-19 in private hospitals at the tehsil and district levels have been reduced by the State Government to give relief to patients outside big cities.

Gujarat: Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board has cancelled the Class XII Board Examination, informed State Education Minister BhupendrasinhChudasama. 1561 new COVID-19 cases have been reported on Tuesday. There are 29,015 active patients in the state where recovery rate is 95.21%. On Tuesday, 1.96 lakh people have been vaccinated. Till date, 1,10,205 people in the 18-44 years age group have been given COVID-19 vaccine in the state.

Rajasthan: Rajasthan reported 1002 new COVID-19 cases, 65 deaths, and 6114 recoveries on Tuesday. There are 37,477 active cases at present. Maximum new cases were reported from Jaipur (233), followed by Alwar (111) and Udaipur (107).

Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh reported 987 active cases of mucormycosis. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that special attention is being paid to the treatment of mucormycosis in the state and to ensure timely delivery of Amphotericin-B and other medicines to every hospital that is treating it. Out of 20 thousand 303 active patients of Corona in the state, 12 thousand 906 patients are in home isolation. ‘Kill Corona’ Campaign is being run in rural and urban areas in the state. So far 11,341 Covid patients have been treated free of cost under the CovidUpcharYojana in the state. The state cabinet approved the implementation of MukhyaMantri Covid-19 YoddhaKalyan Scheme for the period of two months for personnel serving like warriors in prevention of Covid-19 epidemic. The state cabinet also gave approval to various points of the Covid-19 BalKalyanScheme and MukhyaMantri Covid-19 VisheshAnugrahYojana. Madhya Pradesh Board Class 12 Examination has been cancelled in view of the pandemic. The state has reported 1078 new COVID-19 cases, 45 deaths, and 4120 recoveries on Tuesday.

Chhattisgarh:  Chhattisgarh reported 1886 new COVID-19 cases along with 4471 recoveries on Tuesday.The positivity rate is continuously decreasing in the state and was at 3.1% as on Tuesday. In the state, 20.20% citizens, that is 59.20 lakh people have received atleast one dose of the vaccine. In the age group of 18-44 years, 7.89 lakh people have received the first dose.

Goa: Goa reported 903 new COVID-19 cases along with 22 fatalities and 1777 recoveries on Monday. The state has witnessed a downward trend in deaths on Tuesday There are 11,867 active cases in the state at present. With the vaccination of 4009 people on Tuesday, the total number of vaccines administered in Goa has reached 5,21,940.

Kerala:  The Kerala Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to provide free universal vaccination. The resolution also wants the Centre to float global tenders to procure vaccines for the entire country rather than asking states to purchase separately. Meanwhile, the state reported 19,760 new Covid cases on Tuesday. The TPR stands at 15.13%.  The death toll has crossed 9,000. A total of 96,42,277 people has so far been vaccinated in the state. Out of this, 75,44,092   had first dose and 20,98,185 second dose.

 

Tamil Nadu:Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said the lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 could not be extended endlessly and people’s cooperation was needed to put a full stop to it soon. As many as 518 people have been affected by mucormycosis in Tamil Nadu so far, and of these, 17 have died, Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma. Subramanian said on Tuesday. The State’s daily Covid-19 case count dipped to 26,513 on Tuesday, bringing its active caseload below the 3 lakh-mark. However, the toll due to the infection remained high, as 490 more people, including a 105-year-old woman, succumbed to it. Tamil Nadu, which had announced the suspension of vaccination drive from Wednesday, is to continue inoculating people after it received 4.95 lakh vaccines from the central government on Tuesday night. The Tamil Nadu Department of Prisons and Correctional Services has vaccinated 30% of the 4,297 convicts lodged in prisons across the State. Till date 92,35,652 have been vaccinated across TN, of which 71,85,963 received first dose and 20,49,689 received second dose.

Karnataka:As per the State Government bulletin released for 01-06-2021, New Cases Reported: 14,304; Total Active Cases: 2,98,299; New Covid Deaths: 464; Total Covid Deaths: 29,554. Around 1,62,227 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 1,38,46,247 having been vaccinated in the state till now. The government has received 5.76 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine on Tuesday in the Central government quota.  The total quantity of Covishield obtained from the Center is 1.14 crore doses. On Tuesday, 352 tonnes of oxygen were delivered by 3 trains in a single day. The state has so far received 2561.24 tons of oxygen. The number of new cases of coronavirus in Bangalore is declining, with less than 4,000 cases registered for the second consecutive day. 7 genomic labs to be set up in Karnataka to study mutated strains found in 2nd Covid wave, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said.

 

Andhra Pradesh:State reported 11,303 new Covid-19 cases after testing 93,704 samples with 104 deaths, while 18,257 got discharged during the last 24 hours. Total cases: 17,04,388; Active cases: 1,46,737; Discharges: 15,46,617; Deaths: 11,034.  A total of 1,00,73,383 doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the state as on yesterday, which include 75,43,454 first doses and 25,29,929 second doses.  The State crossed a milestone on Tuesday as over one crore people took Covid jabs, first and second doses combined together.  In the first fortnight of June, the state is expected to get another 8,76,870 doses from the Centre. The state government is purchasing another 20,74,730 on its own but the stocks are expected only in the second half of the month, according to the health officials. The state received 3 cryogenic oxygen tanks from Singapore handed over by Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL).  Meanwhile, due to the prevailing Coronavirus situation in the state, summer vacation for students in grades 1 through 10 has been extended until June 30th in all the schools across Andhra Pradesh.

 

Telangana:The State Health Department has revoked the Covid treatment permission for six more private hospitals in the state. Till now, 22 hospitals have been barred from treating Covid patients as they were collecting exorbitant charges from patients and not following Covid treatment protocol. The largest Sputnik-V consignment of 27.90 Lakh more doses arrived in Hyderabad from Russia yesterday. With this, a total of 30 Lakh doses of Sputnik-V arrived in India. Telangana High Court directed the State Health Department to initiate steps to make private hospitals that overcharged Covid patients to return the excess amount. It also asked the health department to issue a fresh GO fixing the maximum prices to all the medical services and tests related to Covid. Meanwhile, as many as 2,493 new cases and 15 fatalities were reported in the state yesterday taking the total number of cases to 5,80,844 and fatalities to 3,296. The number of Active Cases in the state now stands at 33,254.

 

Assam:Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday complimented Assam Chief Minister HimantaBiswaSarma for his government's tireless fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the state and also assured to provide all possible support in the coming days.
51 COVID patients died in the state on Tuesday, with 4,682 new infections detected during the day out of 1,15,513 tests conducted. The positivity rate was 4.05 percent.With people from outside returning to the State due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent trends showing a surge in Covid-19 cases in rural areas, the state government has notified fresh SOP for managing the virus in rural areas even as it launched the third phase of the community surveillance programme from Tuesday.

 

Manipur:Covid claimed 18 more lives with 798 more infections in the state.With the aim of early detection and early medication to flatten the COVID-19 curve, Chief Minister N Biren Singh flagged off “Aggressive Mass COVID-19 Testing drive in Imphal West” .So far, 3,88,761 individuals have been administered Covid vaccine including 80,335, who have received the second dose.

Sikkim: Sikkim recorded 309 new Covid positive cases and four new Covid-related deaths on Tuesday. With 334 recoveries, the total active tally now is 3,992.
A review meeting of StateExecutive Committee held on30th May has decided that henceforth, Rapid AntigenTesting (RAT) will be conducted in Government’s
facilities only.

Tripura:Highest single day tests -16,918 of which 841 tested positive and 6 died in last 24 hours While 864 people recovered in the same time. Meanwhile state government has fixed Covid rate for ILS and TMC hospitals in Agartala. The decision was taken by council of ministers so as to put a cap on the charges of Non Government hospitals.

Nagaland:Nagaland registered 176 new Covid cases and 9 deaths on Tuesday. Active cases are 4725 while tally reached 21,854.

Punjab: The total number of patients tested Positive is 569756. Number of active cases is 33444. Total Deaths reported is 14649. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 920914. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 253715. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose is 2846545. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose is 486154. Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose is 466597.

Haryana: Total Number of Samples found positive till date is 757868. Total active COVID-19 patients is 16280. Number of deaths is 8383. Cumulative number of people vaccinated till date is 5770019.

Chandigarh: Total Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases is 60154. Total number of Active Cases is 1481. Total number of COVID-19 deaths till date is 758.

Himachal Pradesh: Total number of patients tested Covid positive till date is 191251. Total number of Active Cases is 12407. Total deaths reported till date is 3165.

 

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