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PIB’S BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 29 MAY 2021 6:23PM by PIB Delhi

 

  • At 1.73 Lakh Cases, Daily New Cases are lowest in last 45 days
  •  Less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases since last two days
  • Recovery Rate further increases to 90.80%
  • Daily Positivity Rate at 8.36%; less than 10% for 5 consecutive days
  • PM CARES For Children- Empowerment of COVID Affected Children launched for support & empowerment of Covid affected children
  • Oxygen Expresses cross milestone of 20000 MT of LMO delivery
  • 305 Oxygen Expresses complete Oxygen deliveries to the Nation

 

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At 1.73 Lakh Cases, Daily New Cases are lowest in last 45 days; Less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases since last two days

  • India’s Active Caseload has reduced to 22,28,724 today. Active Cases have decreased since the last peak on 10th May 2021.A net decline of 1,14,428 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 8.04% of the country's total Positive Cases.

  • Less than 2 lakh daily new cases are being reported since the last two days. 1,73,790 Daily New Cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

  • India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 16th consecutive day. 2,84,601 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. 1,10,811 more recoveries during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.

  • Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 9.84% while the Daily Positivity rate has reduced and is at 8.36% today. It has remained less than 10% for 5 consecutive days now.

  • The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 20.89 Cr today under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India is the second country after the US to achieve the vaccination landmark of 20 Crore.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722603

 

PM CARES For Children- Empowerment of COVID Affected Children launched for support & empowerment of Covid affected children

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an important meeting to discuss and deliberate on steps which can be taken to support children who have lost their parents due to Covid-19. PM announced a number of benefits to children impacted by the current COVID Pandemic. While announcing these measures the Prime Minister emphasized that children represent the future of the country and the country will do everything possible to support and protect the children so that they develop as strong citizens and have a bright future. The PM said that in such trying times it is our duty, as a society, to care for our children and instil hope for a bright future. All children who have lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian/adoptive parents due to Covid 19 will be supported under PM-CARES for Children’ scheme.He also added that the measures being announced have only been possible due to the generous contributions to the PM CARES Fund which will support India’s fight against COVID-19.

For details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722719

 

More than 22.77crore 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 22.77crore vaccine doses (22,77,62,450) to States/UTs.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 20,80,09,397 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 1.82 crore COVID Vaccine doses (1,82,21,403) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722604

 

Update on COVID Relief Aid

Government of India has been receiving international cooperation of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27th April 2021 from different countries/organisations. These are being promptly dispatched/delivered to the States and UTs.

Cumulatively, 18,040 Oxygen Concentrators; 19,085 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Generation Plants; 15,256 ventilators/ BiPAP; ~7.7L Remdesivir vials, ~12L Favipiravir tablets delivered/ dispatched through road and air, from 27th April 2021 to 28th May 2021.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722655

 

Government decides to discontinue the Central Allocation of Remdesivir
Strategic stock of 50 lakhs vials of Remdesivir to be maintained

Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri MansukhMandaviya informed that the production of Remdesivir is ramped up ten times from 33,000 vials/day on 11th April 2021 to 3,50,000 vials/day today under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The Minister further informed that the Government has also increased the number of plants producing Remdesivir from 20 to 60 plants within a month. Now the country has enough Remdesivir as the supply is much more than the demand, he added.Shri Mandaviya said that the Government has decided to discontinue the Central Allocation of Remdesivir to States. He has directed the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Agency and CDSCO to continuously monitor the availability of Remdesivir in the country.

Government of India has also decided to procure 50 lakh vials of Remdesivir to maintain it as a strategic stock for the emergency requirement, he added.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722633

 

Oxygen Expresses cross milestone of 20000 MT of LMO delivery; 305 Oxygen Expresses complete Oxygen deliveries to the Nation

Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country. So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 20770 MT of LMO in more than 1237 tankers to various states across the country.305 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various States.Assam received its third Oxygen Express today with 80 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) in 4 tankers.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722717

 

NCPCR Asks States/UTS to Upload Data of Children Who Have Lost Both or Either of The Parent To Covid-19 On Online Tracking Portal “BalSwaraj (Covid-Care)”

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), in furtherance to its function as a monitoring authority under section 109 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and in view of the growing problem related to children affected by COVID-19, has devised an online tracking portal “BalSwaraj (COVID-Care link)” for child in need of care and protection. This portal of the Commission has been created with a purpose for online tracking and digital real time monitoring mechanism of children who are in need of care and protection.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722677

 

TDB supported science-based start-ups play critical role in combating COVID 19

Science-based startups are playing a crucial role in proactively bringing technologies for combatting COVID 19 to the people and helping the nation deal with the pandemic.As researchers, industrialists and entrepreneurs synergized their capabilities and efforts to fight this massive battle at all fronts, several science-based startups brought out new technologies, repurposed their existing technologies, scaled up operations, and commercialized them with support from the government.

Existing capability, infrastructure and resources were managed judiciously to increase the production capacity for PPE kits, masks, testing infrastructure, and research for vaccines to empower the country during this period. Financial support from the Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, helped several startups to commercialize their products like testing kits, masks, sanitisers, thermal scanners, and medical devices to bring about meaningful contributions in India’s fight against COVID 19.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722636

 

POWERGRID PROVIDES CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), is proactively working towards supporting and contributing in India’s fight against COVID-19 by extending help to various states across the country. Through its dedicated effort of contributing towards better healthcare facilities, POWERGRID has provided Cold Chain equipment (181 Ice Lined Refrigerators & 130 Deep Freezers) costing around ₹2.66 crore to the states of Punjab, Sikkim, Mizoram and UT of Ladakh under CSR.Two Insulated Vans have also been provided for facilitating COVID-19 vaccination drive in remote areas of Leh, Ladakh. For oxygen support, POWERGRID is going to establish Oxygen Generation Plants at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurugram (Haryana) having capacity of 2 x 50 Nm3 per hour and at Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) having capacity of 50 Nm3 per hour.

            For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722691

 

Big Boost for Khadi Artisans with Rs.45-crore Government Purchase Orders to KVIC during 2nd Covid-19 Lockdown

Ample employment opportunities for Khadi artisans have helped them fight the financial distress once again, as most parts of the country remain under lockdown during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Despite a severe jolt to the manufacturing and service sectors between March and May this year, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has bagged purchase orders worth over Rs. 45 crore that would support the livelihood of lakhs of Khadi artisans. The purchase orders have come from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Indian Railways and Air India.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1722648

 

 

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