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Posted On: 08 JUL 2021 7:38PM by PIB Delhi




  • 36.48 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • India reports 45,892 new cases in last 24 hours
  • India's Active Caseload currently at 4,60,704
  • Active cases constitute 1.50% of total cases
  • 2,98,43,825 Total Recoveries across the country so far
  • 44,291 patients recovered during last 24 hours
  • Recovery Rate increases to 97.18%
  • Weekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.37%
  • Daily positivity rate at 2.42%, less than 3% for 17 consecutive days









COVID-19 Update


India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 36.48 Cr


45,892 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours


India's Active Caseload currently at 4,60,704; constitutes 1.50% of total cases


Daily Positivity Rate (2.42%) less than 5% for over a month


India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeded 36.48 crore today as per the provisional report till 7 am today. A total of 36,48,47,549 vaccine doses have been administered through 47,40,833 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 33,81,671 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include:


1st Dose


2nd Dose



1st Dose


2nd Dose


Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose


Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose


Over 60 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose





The new phase of universalization of COVID19 vaccination commenced from 21st June, 2021. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID19 vaccination throughout the country.

India has reported 45,892 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since eleven 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 4,60,704 and active cases are now only 1.50% of the country's total Positive Cases.



Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,98,43,825 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 44,291 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.18%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.


With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 18,93,800 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 42.52 crore (42,52,25,897) 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 2.37% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.42% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained less than 3% for 17 consecutive days now, and has remained below 5% for over a month.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1733560



COVID-19 Vaccination Update


More than 37.93 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs


More than 1.83 Cr balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered


More than 37.93 crore (37,93,56,790) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 23,80,000 doses are in the pipeline.Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 36,09,69,128 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).More than 1.83 Cr (1,83,87,662) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1733622



PM interacts with Directors of Centrally Funded Technical Institutions


PM appreciates efforts of young innovators towards providing quick technological solutions


Need to progress towards education models that are flexible, seamless and able to provide learning opportunities as per the requirements of the learners: PM


Our technological and R&D institutions will play a major role in the upcoming decade - ‘India’s Techade’: PM


PM apprised about ongoing R&D work, especially those related to Covid


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with Directors of Centrally Funded Technical Institutions on 8th July 2021 via video conferencing. More than 100 Heads of Institutions joined the Prime Minister for this interaction.Prime Minister lauded the R&D work done by these institutions towards meeting the challenges posed by Covid. He appreciated the efforts of young innovators towards providing quick technological solutions.




PM tweets about interaction with premier Science institutions


After his interaction with more than 100 Directors of Centrally Funded Technical Institutions the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shared details of his interaction with the premier science and technology institutions of the country that made presentations in the meeting. The Prime Minister tweeted about IISC Bangaluru, IIT Mumbai, IIT Chennai, IIT Kanpur.



Union Health Ministry organizes Capacity building Workshop for Media Professionals/ Health Correspondents of 8 North Eastern States


Second wave is not yet over; we should not let our guard down


Media is an important stakeholder in creating an enabling environment for COVID Appropriate Behaviour and for vaccination in North Eastern States


Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in partnership with UNICEF, today, held a capacity building workshop for Media Professionals and Health Correspondents of North Eastern States on the current COVID situation in India, the need to bust myths about COVID vaccines & vaccination, and reinforce the importance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB). Media Professionals and Health Correspondents of North Eastern States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura participated in the workshop virtually.




Inputs from PIB Field Units


Maharashtra: Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 9,558 new coronavirus positive cases and 147 fatalities, a drop of 24 compared to the previous day, taking the tally of infections to 61,22,893 and the toll to 1,23,857. A total of 8,899 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 58,81,167 so far, leaving the state with 1,14,625 active cases.


Gujarat: After a gap of nearly four months, no fresh death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Gujarat on Wednesday, while 65 more persons tested positive for the infection, taking the state-wide tally to 8,24,029. The death toll remained unchanged at 10,072 as no new COVID-19 fatality was reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours.289 patients discharged during the day. Number of recovered cases in Gujarat rose to 8,11,988. There are now 1,969 active cases in the state.


Rajasthan:Active Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan have dropped below 1000. No fresh death linked to COVID-19 was recorded in Rajasthan on Wednesday, even as 51 new cases raised the infection tally to 9,52,887 in the state. The death toll from the pandemic stands at 8,942 in Rajasthan. Of the fresh coronavirus cases, a maximum of 17 were reported from Jaipur. A total of 9,43,010 people have recovered from the infection in Rajasthan and the number of active cases stands at 935.


Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday reported 28 fresh coronavirus cases, which pushed its infection tally to 7,90,070, while 32 patients recovered from COVID-19. The fatality count rose to 9,019 as two more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours. A total of 32 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recoveries in Madhya Pradesh to 7,80,610. The number of active cases in the state stands at 441.More than 2 crore 24 lakh vaccines have been administered in the state so far.


Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh on Wednesday reported 330 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths, taking the total of infections to 9,96,689 and death toll to 13,464. The number of recoveries rose to 9,78,208 after 66 people were discharged from hospitals and 249 others completed home isolation during the day. The number of active cases in the state stands at 5,017.Till Tuesday, 1.03 crore shots of vaccines against COVID-19 had been administered in Chhattisgarh.


Goa: Goa on Wednesday reported 192 fresh coronavirus positive cases and three deaths, taking the tally of infections to 1,68,015 and the toll to 3,082. A total of 196 patients were discharged during the day, taking the count of recoveries in Goa to 1,62,983 so far, leaving the state with 1,950 active cases.


KERALA: Kerala reported 15,600new COVID-19 cases and 11,629 recoveries on Wednesday. The Test Positivity Rate in the state standsat 10.36%. With 148 COVID-19 deaths too confirmed on Wednesday, the death toll rose to 14,108. So far a total of 1,51,77,497 people have taken vaccination. Of this, 1,13,76,402 took first dose and38,01,095 second dose.


TAMIL NADU: Nearly 63% fresh infections reported in 11 districts: State records 3,367 new cases,64 more fatalities.


KARNATAKA: As per the State Government bulletin released for 07-07-2021, New Cases Reported:2,743; Total Active Cases: 39,603; New Covid Deaths: 75; Total Covid Deaths: 35,601;Around 2,08,439 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 2,46,91,636 have been vaccinated in thestate till now.


ANDHRA PRADESH: State reported 3166 new Covid-19 cases after testing 83,885 samples with 21deaths, while 4019 got discharged during the last 24 hours. Total cases: 19,11,231; Active cases:32,356; Discharges: 18,65,956; Deaths: 12,919. A total of 1,66,76,871 doses of Covid vaccines havebeen administered in the state as on yesterday, which include 1,33,22,361 first doses and 33,54,510second doses.


TELANGANA: As many as 772 new cases and 7 fatalities were reported yesterday taking the totalnumber of Covid cases in the state to 6,29,054 and deaths to 3710. The recovery rate among Covidpatients in the state has increased to 97.58 percent against the national average of 97.15 percent.Thenumber of Active Cases in the state now stands at 11,472.

Assam: Twenty-six people died of the COVID-19 in the State on Wednesday when 2,289 new cases were detected out of 1,01,729 tests conducted. The overall positivity rate in the State during the day was 2.25 per cent. The recovery rate was 94.64 per cent.

Manipur: In Manipur 760 positive cases of COVID-19 with 11 more deaths reported.7,96,051 people have received their vaccination jabs and this include 88,867 who have received their second dose in the State.


Meghalaya: Meghalaya registered 354 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday while six more people succumbed to the viral infection in the past 24 hours.The active tally in the state stands at 4,229 while the number of fatalities has risen to 886.424 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people cured/discharged to 47,597.


Nagaland: Nagaland reports 44 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths on Wednesday. State's daily positivity rate is 4.54% with 105 recoveries.


Sikkim: Sikkim’s COVID death toll reached 311 today with two more deaths being reported in the last 24 hours. 170 more people tested positive, taking the state’stally of confirmed cases

of COVID-19 to 21,573. These new cases were detected from the testing of 993 samples on Tuesday giving Sikkim a daily test positivity rate comes to 17.1%. At present, there are1,975 active Covid cases in the State, of whomonly 77 are in hospital.


Tripura: 461 more positive cases of COVID-19 detected with 2 deaths in last 24 hours with overall positivity rate at 5. 97%. A total of 26,42,385 people were vaccinated across the state which includes 20,17,751 being administered 1st dose while 6,24,634 vaccinated with 2nd dose.


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